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 a 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!"
FALL 2013 Classes
Wednesday, September 18 and Saturday, September 21 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bye-Bye Monarch Butterfly: Say goodbye to our summer friends as we soar into autumn. Learn about the life cycle and migration of butterflies as we grow our own wings in an outdoor adventure.
Wednesday, October 16 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Autumn Art: As the leaves begin to change and fall into reach, we will experience the colors of autumn. How many leaves and colors can we find? Discover your artistic side by using nature as your inspiration to create something vibrant.
Wednesday, October 30 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Halloween Spooktacular: Wear your costume and bring a flashlight for a (not scary) night exploration as we learn about the things that go bump in the night. It'll be a hoot to discover the animals that wake up when it's time for you to go to bed!
Wednesday, December 11 - 10:30-11:30
Saturday, December 14 - 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Animals in Winter: Learn how animals adapt to cold and keep their bellies full in the cold winter months.
Izaak Walton League National Conservation Center
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(Located next to NIST off Muddy Branch Road)
$8/child* for IWLA members
$10/child* for non-members
Non-members can also sign up for all three programs for $27/child.
To register, contact Rebecca Wadler-Lase at
*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!
VIDEO: Thanks to Montgomery Community Television for visiting our T'Ikes Program in May 2012. Tune in to learn more about the class.
VIDEO: Watch a short video about the program.