Environmental Education Programs for Youth
Ages: 6 – 11
In each session kids will experience fun and educational nature-themed lessons. The Habitat Rangers program encourages exploration and inquiry through hikes, games and hands-on activities.
01-30106-A, Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m., January 9 – February 6
01-30106-B, Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. February 13 – March 13
01-30106-C, Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. March 27 – April 24
Fee: $35/resident; $40/non-resident
Wiggle Worms Preschool Explorers
Ages: 3 – 5
Join a naturalist at the Habitat and introduce your preschool aged child to the wondrous natural world. Each week we will explore a new topic through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and more. We will be outdoors so dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
01-30104-A, Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., January 18 – February 15
Fee: $25/resident; $30/non-resident
Art in the Wild
Ages: 7 – 11
Bring out the nature-loving artist in your child as we explore ART and NATURE in this popular camp. Offered in collaboration between our environmental education program and Rosewood Arts Centre, Art in the Wild will be held at Rosewood Arts Centre. Art in the Wild will provide daily activities to immerse your child’s senses in the great outdoors while also providing opportunities for creative expression with art.
01-30103-A, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 18 – 22
Fee: $125/resident; $135/non-resident
Location: Rosewood Arts Centre
Spring Mini Camp-Out
Ages: 6 – 11
Parent’s night out! Send your kids to the Habitat’s mock camp-out. Campers will learn how to set up a tent, explore the great outdoors with a nature hike, and dine on the finest campfire hotdogs and s’mores.
02-30110-A, Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., April 26
Fee: $10/resident; $12/non-resident
View the registration page and enroll now (registration for this program opens March 4 for Kettering residents and March 11 for nonresidents)
Annual Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Delco Park in Kettering
9:00am Registration; 10am Derby Begins
-Casting demonstrations from 9-10am
-Beginners encouraged to attend.
-Catch a tagged fish for a special prize.
Lunch and awards at noon. Parents or guardians must remain with their children during the event. Loaner poles available and wax worms will be provided.
This is a FREE event and is held rain or shine.
Support provided by Dor-Wood Optimist and Kettering Police Department
The Habitat Environmental Center offers programming opportunities for groups including overnights, badge fulfillment, service projects and more.