Frogs & Polliwogs

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Frogs & Polliwogs class
A nature-themed story is followed by an outdoor excursion and related activities.

Service alert - COVID-19

All programs will follow public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are subject to change or cancellation based on the status of the pandemic. Tamarack Nature Center staff will be in contact with program registrants in the event that a program is impacted. Free virtual programming is also available.

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Fall series

  • September 18 - Apples and Pumpkins
    by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
    Fall harvest is always a fun time of year. Apples and pumpkins are abundant right now and we can use them for nature fun. We will press our own fresh cider, play some apple and pumpkin games and help clean out the garden to get ready for winter. Wear a costume to celebrate the season if you wish.
  • October 2 - Hide and Snake
    by Keith Baker
    The snakes are on the move here at Tamarack trying to find a warm spot. Can you find the sneaky snake as we wind our way through this book? We will go on a hike in search of our reptilian friends and the places they live. Don’t be surprised if one comes to visit.
  • October 16 - Leaf Jumpers
    by Carole Gerber, illustrated by Leslie Evans
    Who doesn’t like to jump in leaves? We have plenty for tons of leaf jumping fun. Find different shapes, sizes and colors as we learn all about what makes trees tick.
  • October 30 - Time to Sleep
    by Denise Fleming
    Bear knows that winter is coming and so do we. Discover how critters get ready for winter. Who puts on a big furry coat and who sleeps the winter away? We will look for cozy places to hide around the nature center and then explore the fur and feathers that keep animals warm.


Winter series

  • February 5 - Counting Is for the Birds
    by Frank Mazzola, Jr.
    Have you been feeding the birds? It’s not too late to start. Discover the variety of wonderful birds that might visit your feeder and find out what it takes to be one. Learn how to operate your beak, make a bird treat and have fun acting like a bird.
  • February 19 - The Snowy Day
    by Ezra Jack Keats
    Peter has been waiting for the snow. He doesn’t waste any time getting out and having some fun. What kind of fun can you have in the snow?  Join us we make tracks, create sculptures and discover fun in the snow!
  • March 5 - On the Same Day in March
    by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Frane Lessac
    What is the weather like today? Is it the same as in the Arctic? In Minnesota, you never know! Come explore the weather around the world and create some weather of your own as we try to figure out what the Minnesota weather is going to do today.
  • March 19 - Sugarbush Spring
    by Marsha Wilson Chall, illustrated by Jim Daly
    It’s sugaring season! March is such an exciting time in our woods. The maple trees are dripping sap that we can collect and cook down to syrup. Help tap a tree and collect some sap if it's warm enough. Try a “log cabin sundae” or just taste the syrup right off a spoon.

Registration for winter's program series opens September 15.