January Programs

Monday, January 18 - Winter Science Kit

  • Registration opens January 2
  • When: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Where: Zoom link will be emailed to attendees
  • Recommended ages: Grades K – 4
  • Fee: $20
  • Kit Pickup Times:
    • Fri 1/15 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Sat 1/16 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Calling all junior scientists! Do you like experiments? Do you want to combine ingredients to see what happens?  Do you know what it means to make a hypothesis and draw conclusions?  Then our Winter Science Kit is for you!  This take-home kit will be packed with hands-on science activities to do in the comfort and safety of your home.  You will also have access to a Zoom lesson led by our Naturalist staff to learn more and guide you through the activities.  These activities will be perfect for a budding scientist and the Zoom call is scheduled for a day when students are out of school.  

Saturday, January 23 - Nature Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers Webinar

  • Registration Required
  • When: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom link will be emailed to attendees
  • Ages: Adults

Young children love to spend time in nature!  Research shows that getting kids outdoors, especially at an early age, is incredibly beneficial for them in so many ways.  In this webinar, we will go over some of that research to better understand why time in nature is so important for young children, demonstrate simple activities you can implement for the children in your care, and share resources to continue learning about nature play with kids.  This webinar is perfect for parents, educators, and caregivers.

A girl making leaf art

Monday, January 25 - Recycling 101: The Dos, Don’ts and Whys

Reduce, reuse and recycle seems simple enough, but when it comes to figuring out what goes in the trash and what goes in the recycling bin, it can get a little confusing. Join us for an informative webinar on the dos, don’ts, and whys of recycling and discover what recycling programs are available in Central Indiana with Zionsville Parks and Recreation, Ray’s Trash, and Boone County Solid Waste Management District.

Thursday, January 28 - Thirteen Moons on a Turtle’s Back

This full moon join us in exploring the stories behind our monthly moons. In Native American cultures, the cycles of the moon correspond to the 13 scales on a turtle’s shell. Zion Nature Center and their turtles will be on hand to share some fun turtle facts and we’ll end the evening with a family friendly craft.