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Peter Rabbit's Friends  Summer Programs 2017 
 
(AGES 3-4)
Children must be toilet trained and have had their third birthday

Class size maximum for this age group is 12. 
Classes meet 9am to noon.

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 registrations for our Peter Rabbits Friends, (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. 

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  are also assisted by a volunteer Junior Naturalist Aide.  Classes are limited up to 12 children for Peter Rabbit’s Friends.

PBS SCIENCE  SESSION: 
3 DAYS

 

 

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

     
CURIOUS GEORGE:      
July 10 Tadpole Trouble

Meets at Green Briar

July 11                       

Plant a Seed

Meets at Green Briar

July 12

Build a Home

Meets at Green Briar

July 13

Goes to the Beach

Meets at Green Briar

July 14

Dino Discovery

Meets at Green Briar

     
FACT or FABLE:    
 July 17 Do Toads Give You Warts? Meets at Green Briar
July 18 Can Bats See?   Meets at Green Briar
July 19 Why Do Birds Build Nests?  Meets at Green Briar
July 20 Are Snakes Slimy?   Meets at Green Briar
July 21   Fairy House Fun 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 at Green Briar
     
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
     
CURIOUS GEORGE:    
August 14 Goes to the Beach Meets at Green Briar
August 15 Builds a Home Meets at Green Briar
August 16 Dino Discovery Meets at Green Briar
August 17 Tadpole Trouble Meets at Green Briar
August 18 Plants a Seed Meets at Green Briar
     
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:

 CURIOUS GEORGE ADVENTURE SESSION: Peter Rabbit's Friends only

This special class for our youngest scientists allows for “monkeying around” with a science theme and lots of time for exploration. Each day starts with a Curious George themed book and includes activities ranging from amphibians to dinosaurs. 

FACT or FABLE SESSION: Peter Rabbit's Friends only

Peter Rabbit’s Friends explore a new topic each day ranging from the secret life of toads to whether or not snakes are slimy. They work to create special houses for tiny woodland creatures, maybe even a Fairy.  

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. 

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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508-888-6870