Free Nature Playgroup
Free Nature Playgroup
Education Programs

Free Nature Playgroup

Exploring ostrich ferns during Free Nature Playgroup. Photo: Rae Bronenkant/Audubon Vermont
Exploring ostrich ferns during Free Nature Playgroup. Photo: Rae Bronenkant/Audubon Vermont
Education Programs

Free Nature Playgroup

Join Audubon Vermont’s Playschool teachers, Emily Kaplita, and Education Americorps Member, Sarah Hooghuis, now on Monday morning from 10:00-10:45 AM for a virtual snack and story time! Find all of our upcoming Story Times on our events page!

Audubon Vermont is teaming up with Building Bright Futures to offer this special playgroup. Our goal is to support parents and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in getting outdoors and exploring nature. Research shows positive impacts of spending time in nature on a child's physical, cognitive, and social development. Audubon provides children and families with quality opportunities to directly experience the natural world. Our 255 acres of forest, meadow, beaver pond, rivers, and peeper pond offer the perfect space to play and interact with other families and the outdoors.

Who: Children ages birth to 5 years old. Parents and/or caregivers must accompany. Sorry, no older siblings.
When: Mondays from 9:30-11:00 am
Where: In the winter Playgroup will be meeting up to the education barn on 255 Sherman Hollow Road so we can have access to a warm indoor space for the winter. Come springtime we'll meet at the Kiosk in the field by our Sugarhouse on Main Road in Huntington.

Cancellation Plan: If we need to cancel the playgroup we will post a notice on the Green Mountain Audubon Center's Facebook page by Sunday evening before Free Nature Playgroup.

Playgroup will NOT meet on the following date(s):​​​

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak playgroup will not be meeting until after April 30, 2020. We are following the guidelines put forth by both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vermont Department of Health to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. We will update our website with program information and cancellations. 

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Exploring at Audubon's Free Nature Playgroup Photo: Rae Bronenkant

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