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Discoverers Summer Programs 2017

DISCOVERERS (Ages 5 - 6)
Class size maximum for this age group is 15.
 

Classes meet 9am to noon unless otherwise noted.

Please dress for outdoors and bring a snack. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE NUT PRODUCTS IN ANY SNACKS.

       CHILDREN’S  SUMMER  DAILY  PROGRAMS

    FEES FOR CHILDREN'S PROGRMS:  M = member      NM = non-member

Full Session is Monday - Friday (15 hours)   $165 M                 $190 NM

3 Day Session  (any 3 days/same week)           $ 99  M                 $124 NM

Individual Class Days                                              $  33 M                 $  48 NM 

Online registration for our Discoverers programs (3 or 5 days per week only) will start February 1 .  Go  HERE

A limited number of scholarships are available based on available funds.  Please email the Education Director with your request.  mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org 

PROGRAM AND STAFF INFORMATION:

Our children’s programs are aligned for E-STEM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Be sure to read the weekly course outlines.  Your child’s attendance for the full week ensures all content is covered.  Individual day registrations will also be accepted after June 1, 2017 

Please note that Class Drop Off / Pick Up Locations vary week to week and even daily.  Each day’s class location is found under the BOLD Class Title and to the right of the date.  A detailed summer class location description is found on our web site under Child Programs. 

Each Class is led by a Burgess Society Teacher/Naturalist who is Pediatric First Aid Certified and CORI checked with a Summer Naturalist Assistant.  Peter Rabbit’s Friends and Discoverers are also assisted by a volunteer Junior Naturalist Aide.  Classes are limited up to 12 children for Peter Rabbit’s Friends and up to 14 children for Discoverers and Explorers. 

DAILY REQUIREMENTS:  Each child will need a hat, shoes that suit the class (never send a child in flip flops) and a snack.  Water is provided.  Please avoid sugary drinks and canned sodas.  OUR CLASSES AND CLASSROOMS ARE NUT FREE ZONE. 

  
PBS SCIENCE SESSION: 3 days only    
July 5 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
July 6 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
July 7  Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
     
ANIMAL SAFARI:    
July 10 Owl Pellets and Sign Meets at Game Farm
July 11 Swamp and Pond Meets at Game Farm
July 12 Marsh Madness Meets Town Beach Lot
July 13 Sandy Beaches                  Meets at Game Farm
July 14 Tidal Pool Life Meets Horizon's Lot
     
FACT or FABLE:    
July 17  Magical Creatures Meets at Game Farm
July 18 Nature's Mysteries Meets at Game Farm
July 19 Creature Feature Meets at Green Briar
July 20  Pirate Fact or Fable Meets at Green Briar
July 21  Pirate Fact or Fable Meets at Green Briar
     
BUILD BANG BOOM:    
July 24 Flying and Soaring Meets at Green Briar
July 25 Rolling Meets at Green Briar
July 26 Spinning Meets at Green Briar
July 27 Floating Meets at Green Briar
July 28 Bang and Boom Meets at Green Briar
     
BURGESS ANIMAL ADVENTURE:     
July 31 Peter Cottontail Meets at Green Briar
August 1 Slowpoke Box Turtle Meets at Green Briar
August 2 Grandfather Frog Meets at Green Briar
August 3 Unc. Billy Possum Meets at Green Briar
August 4 Tommy Trout Meets Trout Hatchery
     
HERPS EXPLORE:
3-days only
   
August 8 Frogs and Toads Meets at Green Briar
August 10 Totally Turtle Meets at Green Briar
August 11  Salamanders and Snakes Meets at Green Briar
     
ANIMAL SAFARI:    
August 14 Tidal Pool Life Meets Horizon's Lot
August 15 Sandy Beaches    Meets Town Beach Lot
August 16 Marsh Madness Meets at Game Farm
August 17 Swamp and Pond Meets at Game Farm
August 18 Owl Pellets and Sign Meets at Game Farm
     
PBS SCIENCE SESSION:    
 August 21 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
August 22 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
August 23 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
August 24 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar
August 25 Arthur's Aardvark Science Meets at Green Briar

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

 ANIMAL SAFARI SESSION: Discoverers and Explorers only. Visit a salt marsh, tidal pool, sandy beach, freshwater pond and forest during this week of habitat exploration.  This "away" class meets at different locations so be sure to check where to drop off your child.  A definitely wet week so be prepared with footwear that can get wet and muddy (no flip flops).

PBS SCIENCE - ARTHUR THE AARDVARK SESSION: Peter Rabbit’s Friends and Discoverers explore and experiment with activities inspired by the Arthur PBS Show.  Topics include exploring weather, water, animals and animal habitats.   

BUILD BANG BOOM SESSION: All ages enjoy a week filled with age appropriate hands-on designing and building objects that soar, float, roll, spin, “explode” and make lots of noise.  Examine old-time toys like kites and yoyo's to discover how they work.  Create your own versions of tried and true toys.  End the week discovering what amazing thing happens when you combine Diet Coke and Mentos candy.

 BURGESS ANIMAL SESSION:  Each day will focus on animals from a Thornton Burgess Adventures of book. Animals include Peter Cottontail, Slowpoke the Box Turtle, Grandfather Frog (with a canoe catamaran explore on the Smiling Pool Pond), Sammy Blue Jay and Tommy Trout (Discoverers and Explorers meet at the Sandwich Trout Hatchery this day) Learn about each animal, create related crafts and meet our live animals. 

FACT or FABLE SESSION: Discoverers and Explorers seek to distinguish the fact or fable in sayings like "Blind as a bat" or "If you touch a toad you'll get warts." They also explore the world of fairies and Bigfoot.  End the week with Cape Cod Pirate lore while hunting for pirate treasure out on the Smiling Pool Pond.    

HERPS Explore SESSION:  All ages enter the world of reptiles and amphibians through direct interaction with our live animals and out door exploration.  Topics include life cycles and adaptations for survival.  

 

                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      

 

                                                                                      

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

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