The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.
At Earthplace: As days grown longer and snow storms turn to rain showers signs of spring begin to emerge all around us in the natural world. Walking along the quiet Swamp Loop trail a chorus of spring peepers call, wood frogs “quack” from the woodland vernal pools, skunk cabbage breaks through the winter hardened ground joining lovely yellow witch hazel blooms as early harbingers of warmer weather. Cardinals can be seen all around the property preparing for the mating season. It is time to go outside, discover what signs of spring renew your spirit and explore the Earthplace sanctuary in spring.
Vacation Day Drop-off Program
New this year we’re offering a drop-off April vacation camp for children who are 3 through 5th grade. Each day of camp will focus on the various eating habits of different animals and will be full of exciting related activities including a live animal program, a trail trek, art projects and science exploration. Snack is provided to all groups during the program. Participants must bring a lunch.
- Monday, April 14: Forest - Today we’ll learn what animal signs we can see in the trees.
- Tuesday, April 15: Pond - Bring your rain boots and discover what’s living in the pond.
- Wednesday, April 16: Field - Today we’ll use butterfly nets to explore insects in the field.
- Thursday, April 17: Vernal Pool - Only in spring can we see all that inhabits vernal pools.
- Friday, April 18: Rotten Log - With magnifiers in hand we’ll investigate critters in the logs.
To fit all schedules, we’re offering multiple attendance options for this program.
Earthplace members receive a 20% discount on Vacation Days.
Option 1: 9:00am-1:00pm $56.25/day for non-members
Option 2: 9:00am-3:00pm $82.50/day for non-members
Before Care: 8:00-9:00am $12.50/day for non-members
After Care: 3:00-6:00pm $37.50/day for non-members
If you are a non-member and would like to join prior to registering so that you receive the discount please click here