Preschool & Early Learners
Programs For Early Learners
Unique opportunities for early learners to explore and be inspired by nature.
A nature-based program that focuses on developing the whole child.
This special series allows you to explore the Mercer Slough Nature Park with your child.
Programs For Preschool Educators
Preschool Prowl -- Ages: 3-5 -- Length: 1.5 hours
Join us for a sensory adventure through the wetlands! September-October and April-June you will hike the boardwalk trail out to Mercer Slough channel from the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm (2380 Bellevue Way SE). November-March join us at the Bellefields Trailhead (1905 118th AVE SE ) for a hike down through the forest to the wetland. Spot wildlife, get up close and personal with Spy Scopes, test your senses during "dozen touches" and hunt for colors of the rainbow. One adult participant must accompany each group of five preschoolers. We also offer a Preschool Prowl Outreach program where we will bring a nature program to your facility.
Preschool Seekers -- Ages: 3-5 -- Length: 2.5 hours with break for lunch or snack
Discover what kinds of creatures live around the wetland as you descend from a forest to the Mercer Slough pond. Use nets and special tools to meet the baby insects and other creatures that start their lives under the waters of our pond. Act out the travels of wetland creatures and the life cycle of a dragonfly. Spend half your time on the trail near our Education Center and the other half investigating water samples in the lab. The Preschool Seekers program requires one adult participant for each group of five preschoolers and occurs at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center at 1625 118th Avenue SE.
For more information or to register, please call (206) 443-2925.