Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Through Saturday, May 1, 2021
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - noon
Children ages 3-6 | maximum 6 people

Groups of 3 or more children can choose a Guided Program that can be adjusted to your schedule. Complete your registration online, fill out all checkout questions, and we will contact you to set up a program date and time. Program times are offered on a first, come, first serve basis.

You are welcome to drop your children with us or stay for the program. Covid guidelines apply. Please wear masks!

Interested in a topic you don’t see? Please contact us to discuss developing a custom guided program.

The adventure continues with a new series of programs to connect children with the natural world and celebrate the spring season.

Nature-themed stories are brought to life through a series of sensory-based activities based on the weekly theme.

Due to increased demand for spring programs, we can only take groups of 3 or more children beginning the week of April 5th.

We encourage you to reach out to friends, family and classmates to gather a small group and set up a program time.

Individual children will be placed in a time slot with another group as available.

Are you looking for a way to get outdoors with your children and experience the wonders of nature in spring? Lake Forest Open Lands offers two programs that help connect children with our spring adventures. Both programs are offered either guided by a field educator or self-guided.

Story Time Adventure, for children ages 3 – 6, shares a nature-themed story and explores the outdoors through activities that bring the story to life.

Are you looking for a way to get outdoors with your children and experience the wonders of nature in spring? Lake Forest Open Lands offers two programs that help connect children with our spring adventures. Both programs are offered either guided by a field educator or self-guided.

Story Time Adventure, for children ages 3 – 6, shares a nature-themed story and explores the outdoors through activities that bring the story to life.

The following topics are offered in both guided and self-guided programs and are offered at your convenience, Monday through Saturday as follows:

  • Animal Babies (April 12-17): Explore the adaptations of baby animals as we discover how deer, birds, rabbits and coyotes care for their young through role-playing activities and investigation.
  • Earth Day (April 19-24): Celebrate Earth Day with a Discovery Trek to uncover the wonders of the natural world and help preserve natural spaces by planting native seeds and plants.
  • Amazing Amphibians (April 26- May 1): Hop and splash into the world of frogs, tadpoles and salamanders as we search for tadpoles in the pond, look for salamanders under logs and discover the many unique adaptions of amphibians

Guided programs

  • Maximum 6 people.
  • $25 per child for a 1.5-hour program.
  • You are welcome to drop your children with us or stay for the program. Covid guidelines apply, please wear masks!
  • Please register and fill out all checkout questions. We will get back to you to schedule your specific time.

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