Children and Nature Connect at LLELA

Preschool Adventurers Program

Discover the wonders of nature with your preschool child at the beautiful Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).

children on nature hike

In the Preschool Adventurers Program at LLELA, children ages 3-5 years, along with a significant adult, will search for animal tracks, look for signs of spring, discover wildlife all around them, and explore the importance of trees, among other adventures. Each day’s adventure will include a craft activity, nature games, a hike along one of LLELA’s trails, songs and storytime, as well as a snack. Younger tag-a-longs may also attend, with parental supervision. LLELA recommends that Adventurers and their companions wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

Classes will meet for four consecutive Fridays from 10:00 a.m. ”12:00 p.m. from March 25-April 15, 2011.   The cost is $30 per child for the whole series.

The series of classes include:

  • March 25: Nature Makes Sense (using our senses)
  • April 1: Springing Up! (signs of spring are all around us)
  • April 8: What’s Wild? (recognizing the difference between wild and not wild)
  • April 15: Meeting Neighborhood Trees (exploring what makes trees special)

Pre-registration is required. Please call Lisa Cole, LLELA Education Coordinator, at 972-219-3930 or e-mail her at lisacole@unt.edu for more information or to register.

She Is Dallas Info: LLELA is a 2,000?acre natural habitat comprised of tallgrass prairies and bottomland forests along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. They are located at the intersection of Jones Street and N. Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. LLELA provides a wonderful place for hiking on one of three trails, camping and fishing along the beautiful Elm Fork of the Trinity River, exciting birding opportunities, including both migratory and resident species, canoeing or kayaking on the Elm Fork, picnicking in the large pavilion area, and visiting the 1870 Minor-Porter Log Home. LLELA is open to the public Friday – Sunday. For more information about LLELA, please visit their website.

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