Registration open for Kindernature, Discovery Club

March 13, 2012

Registration is open for Luther College's spring environmental programs: Kindernature and Discovery Club. Programs begin March 26 and run through May 7.

Places are available for children in pre-school through fourth grade. For registration information contact Emily Neal, [email protected] or (563) 387-2138.

Kindernature is a hands-on environmental learning program designed for preschool children, ages 3-5. Each session will engage the children in learning about the natural world. Activities include games, crafts and guided exploration hikes that build on children's developing curiosity, imagination and inquisitiveness.

Classes explore the natural areas surrounding Luther including Anderson Prairie, Lindeman Pond and Hickory Ridge Woods. The program meets Mondays from 2:30-4:30 p.m., beginning March 26.

Discovery Club provides outdoor learning experiences for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. The program offers after-school hands-on activities, games and exploration hikes.

Students will visit local natural areas to learn about various ecosystems, critters and diverse plant life present here in Decorah.

Discovery Club classes are held Mondays from 3-5 p.m. for third and fourth grade students, and Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. for kindergarten through second grade students. School pick-up in Decorah is available at John Cline, Carrie Lee and St. Benedicts schools.

"The spring weather and the availability of local exploration areas help make this a great way to get outside and learn about the natural world," said Neal.