Ohio environmental education
THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Our school programs are designed to encourage exploration in learning. Taught by environmental educators, our programs meet aspects of Ohio proficiency standards.

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EXPLORE. DISCOVER. CONNECT.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
PROGRAMS

These programs are designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. A typical program is usually one hour in length. Programs can be conducted at the Nature Center or brought to your school. Each program includes an introduction to the theme, reading of a related age appropriate story, hands-on exploration of related nature items and outdoor discovery time, if applicable. All of our programs follow Early Learning and Development Standards and are listed for each program. Call us anytime of the year to book your class at 216-321-5935, ext. 243. For off-site programming cost, email Lauren Schmidt by clicking here.

$100 ON-SITE PROGRAM COST FOR 18 STUDENTS

ALL SEASONS COVERED IN THIS PROGRAM

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POPULAR PROGRAMS
Cleveland Early Childhood Education
MUCKITY MUD

Spring is on its way, and we all know that means -- a bit of a muddy mess from all of those refreshing spring showers. Bring rain jackets and boots as we learn what makes mud and the unique properties of soil!

nature based education programs
SNAIL TRAILS

The mollusk everyone loves to find. Not only will we learn about snails, but we will meed some and use hand magnifiers to make scientific observations. On our hike we will explore the forest to look for snails, slugs and collect items to create a suitable habitat for them.

Frog life cycles
FROGGY TIME

Hopping around from lily pad to lily pad is not the only thing frogs can do. We'll learn how they complete their life cycle and what attributes allow them to be great swimmers!

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