Little Naturalist Story Time


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    Little Naturalist Story Time

    October through May | Twice a month | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Little Naturalist

    Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

    Cost is $2.00 per youth participant, or buy a $15.00 punch card good for 10 programs. Only one punch card required per family and never expires. Payment will be taken at the door the day of the program. One caregiver must accompany children to participate. Please be prepared to adventure outdoors!

    Note: Space is limited for some programs. Please see this year's schedule for more information.


    October  7: This Moose Belongs to Me by Olivia Jeffers and Tree by Britta Teckentrup 

    October  21: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon and Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies

    November  4: Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner and Here is the Wetland by Madeleine Dunphy

    November  18: Fletcher & the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson & We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

    December  2: Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming  and Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

    December  16: Winter: a pop-up book by David A. Carter  and Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt

    January  6: Big Tracks, Little Tracks by Millicent E Selsam and Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart

    January  27: What Do you Do with a Tail Like This? By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page and Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton

    February  3: Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward and Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

    February  24: Flashlight by Lizi Boyd and The World Never Sleeps by Natalie Rompella

    March  2: What if There Were No Bees? By Suzanne Slade and The Beeman by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis

    March 16: From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer and The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

    April 13: An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston and An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni

    April 27: Here Comes the Garbage! Barge by Jonah Winter and The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

    May 4: Sorting through Spring by Lizann Flatt and And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

    May  18: Lizard from the Park by Mark Pett and Verdi by Janell Cannon


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    Natalie McHale

     Name: Brianna Cencak

     Position: Youth Programs Coordinator


     Phone: 435-797-8938

    Swaner Youth Programs are conducted in partnership with Utah State University Extension 4-H.

    USU Extension

     Little Naturalist Read

    Support the Little Naturalist Program!

    Help our program continuously improve and grow by donating books of your choice from our Amazon Wish List! New stories allow us to spark participants' interest with new topics and provide a unique experience with every visit. The books will also be made available to the public in our Naturalist Room, a place for families to relax, read, and learn about the environment. Your donation and support is greatly appreciated!

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