Spring Session Begins March 14! Sign-Up Today!


Why should you consider enrolling your child in the Backyard Naturalists afterschool program? Studies show that spending more time outdoors is linked to fewer incidences of behavioral problems in children and leads to a healthier lifestyle. The program will include eight weeks of lessons structured to promote a better appreciation of the natural world by nurturing creativity and independent observation skills. Study topics will include learning about plants and animals, community interactions between species, nature journaling, illustration and a nature photography workshop.

The program will be held at the Highlands Nature Center on Thursdays for 5th – 8th graders. All classes run from 3-5 pm. Transportation will be provided from Highlands School and scholarships are available! The program is limited to 12 students so please download the registration form by clicking here or call 828-526-2221 today for more information!