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Nature Studies: Pre-K Multi-session Programs

Nature Studies: Pre-K Multi-session Programs

Length of Program: 1 hour
Maximum class size: 24 students
Program fee: $105 single offsite visit; $200 for multi-session program. Offsite programs are generally available December through March.

Our Pre-K programs are designed specifically for young learners. Session one takes place at your school as our educators engage your students with a mix of songs, stories and hands-on activities. Session two is a learning adventure at Wave Hill, where students experience the wonders of nature first-hand and create their own craft project to take home.

  • Avian Adventures for Pre-K

    Seasons offered: Fall, Winter and SpringProgram Details ›

    In your classroom, students explore artifacts and learn about how birds live in their environment through song and movement. The session ends with a story about some of the different birds your students may meet on a visit to Wave Hill, or to a local park!

    Session two, at Wave Hill, involves practicing using binoculars and picture guides to observe birds in their natural setting. This is followed by an indoor art-making project where students create their own birds using Model Magic and feathers.

  • Seeds We Need for Pre-K

    Seasons offered: Fall, Winter and SpringProgram Details ›

    In your classroom, students are introduced to seeds, why they are important, and what they need to grow, using interactive songs and stories. They explore various fruits and vegetables to discover where seeds are found and just how different they can look.

    At Wave Hill, students dissect a lima bean and explore how seeds get their energy.  A walk through the grounds invites investigation of some of the many different shapes and sizes of seeds. As a culminating activity, students use seeds to make their own seed mosaic.


Wave Hill's school programs are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation, Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Con Edison, and the New York State Education Department. Sustaining support for Wave Hill’s Educational Programming is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment Fund at Wave Hill for Environmental Science and Nature Education.