Our natural resources – living and non-living – and how we relate to them inform and guide our programs. The contents are science-based and conform to the Core Curriculum Standards as much as possible. We also believe in the essential nature of discovery, exploration and relationship-building within the context of the natural world. That means if we happen upon something amazing – even if it does not relate to the moment at hand – we go for it! Don’t worry, we’ll get back on track.
We also think that kids are supposed to get dirty and have fun. That goes for grown ups too!
Program components can be mixed and matched based upon what you would like to get out of your field trip. The naturalist reserves the right to make the final decision based on season, weather and size of the class.
All school programs include a hike to explore the woods and/or prairies unless the weather makes that impossible. Dress for being outside and for the weather. Many programs also involve a make-and-take.
If you are spending the day with us, feel free to bring your lunch. We have a carry-in and carry-out policy. That means what you bring with you, leaves with you.
Home School Programs
Seno’s Citizen Scientist Class has started. On the first Wednesday of the month, this class will be open to the public free of charge. NOTE: There is a limit of 10 children per age group so reservations are taken and it is first come, first served.
We offer 3 different age-appropriate classes with hands on learning. The groups are children ages 4-6, 7-11 and 12 and older. Children can hike and explore the trails of Seno while learning about nature. This is a rain or shine event and space is limited. While there is a general theme and planned activities for each outing, time is purposely built into the schedule for spontaneous exploration.
For more information or to register for an upcoming Citizen Scientist program, message Sherry Nino through Seno conservancy’s Facebook page or call her at 262-539-3222 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.