Tiny Ikes (T’Ikes) Program
Encourage your children to love the outdoors and they’ll love it for life – and lead a healthier lifestyle. Join the Izaak Walton League for our new program celebrating the wonders of nature.
This program has been designed specially for children ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult for each program – it’s an experience you’ll treasure together.
Just listen to what a few of our T'Ikes are saying about our program:
"There sure is a lot of nature out here!"
"Nature is awesome!"
"Yea, we get to go outside and explore!"
"It's Nature Lady….we love you!"
"Being outside is cool!"
CLASS SCHEDULE: SPRING 2013
March 20 (Wednesday): Signs of
It's the first day of spring! Look for signs that spring is here and the plants are ready to wake from their long winter nap.
April 9 (Tuesday): Shapes
Shapes are all around us – squares, circles, hexagons. Let's see how many shapes we can find in nature.
CANCELLED -- April
22 (Monday): Earth
May 4 (Saturday): Spring
Learn how to "green" your yard and provide a home for birds and butterflies. There will be plenty of activities for adults and children of all ages! This event is FREE.
May 9 (Thursday): Birds
Flap your wings as we take flight in an adventure to learn more about our feathered friends. We will learn about where birds live, how they build their nests, and see how many different birds we can find on our nature adventure.
May 20 (Monday): Who Lives
Where do animals build their homes and why? Learn about your "wild" neighbors and search for their homes nearby.
Izaak Walton League National Conservation Center
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(Located next to NIST off Muddy Branch Road)
Cost Per Session (except FREE May 4
$8/child* for IWLA members
$10/child* for non-members
*At least one adult 18 or over must stay with child. Younger siblings are welcome, but slings or carriers are recommended for infants and younger children who must be carried. Strollers are not recommended for outdoor adventures!
Discount: Non-members can also sign up for 3 sessions for $27, 4 sessions for $36, or 5 sessions for $45.
Be sure to dress for the outdoors and the weather! We look forward to meeting you and your T’Ikes!
VIDEO: Thanks to Montgomery Community Television for visiting our T'Ikes Program in May 2012. Tune in to learn more about the class.
Photo credits: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service