This interactive outdoor program is designed to give young children (4-5 years of age) an opportunity to spend some time enjoying and experiencing Nature. Your child will begin to learn the names of local animals and plants, sing songs that awaken their senses and enjoy being outside. Each session will include a short discovery walk and is geared toward the young child and their parents. Please dress accordingly to the weather. You may also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds at the conclusion of the program. This program requires an adult to join in the activities with their child. (One adult free with each paid child.)
This program requires a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 15.
Age: 4-5 years old
Program fee $10
EHC member fee $8
March 3 Forest Friends – Rascally Raccoons
They’re called the Bandits of the forest, and are found abundantly in Georgia. Who are these masked forest friends and what are they doing in the cover of night? Join us at The EHC as we learn all about raccoons.
March 17 Forest Friends – Whitetails in the Forest
Creatures of field and forest, white-tailed deer are found abundantly in Georgia. We’ll learn about some of their common characteristics, eating habits, and survival skills.
March 31 Forest Friends – Who Lives in a Tree?
Trees are more than just shade in the summer. Many forest friends call them home. We’ll take a closer look at native trees and learn who lives among their branches.
April 14 Forest Friends – Rambunctious Rabbits
We know that they’re Cuddly and cute but how do rabbits spend their day and where can they be found. Spend some time at the EHC exploring the secret lives of Georgia’s rabbits.
April 28 Forest Friends – Berries, Bears and Breakfast
Shy, quiet, cute and cuddly - black bears are considered the largest native mammal currently living in Georgia. Let’s spend some time learning about these fascinating creatures of Georgia.
May 12 Forest Friends – One Frog, Two Frogs, Three Frogs, Four
Swimming, hopping, singing and sunning – the life of a frog must be grand. Let’s learn about some of Georgia’s frogs and find out how they spend their day.
May 26 Forest Friends - Turtle Tales
Meet Bubba and the other turtle friends who live in the EHC pond. Bubba and her friends will share with us some of their favorite foods, activities, stories and songs.
Summer Camp Break
August 11 Forest Friends – Mud Pie Magic
Oooey, gooey, wet and slimy – mud is fun to play in and an important part of our local ecosystem. Let’s get dirty and learn some fun mud facts!
August 25 Forest Friends – Sniffing for Skunks
Skunks are legendary for their powerful smelling spray but there’s more to know about skunks than their unique appearance and smell. Spend some time at The EHC exploring skunks and their natural habitat.
September 8 Forest Friends – Friends of the Sky (birds)
What would life be like if you could soar in the air or you lived in a tree? Come and explore the lives of some of Georgia’s most common feathered friends.
September 22 Forest Friends – Fishy Business
Have you ever wondered who lives in a stream? Local Streams are home to many different species and here at the EHC we have several streams filled with life. We’ll go on an adventure to discover some of the creatures that live in our streams.
October 6 Forest Friends – Bugs and other Ugs
Big Bugs, Little Bugs, Fast Bugs, Slow Bugs – We all love bugs! Let’s hike in the EHC forest and look for some insect friends in their natural habit.
October 20 Forest Friends - Owl Prowl
They fly silently through the forest in search of food. We hear them in the night but rarely see them. Who, Who wants to spend some time learning about the owls of Georgia?
November 10 Forest Friends – Scampering with Squirrels
Running, jumping, climbing and digging – these furry friends are very busy in the EHC forest this time of year. We’ll explore their habitat, homes and favorite foods and as we look for signs of squirrels.