Environmental Education

Burlington Recreation & Parks offers a variety of environmental and nature-based learning programs geared towards kids and families. Programs focus on raising awareness and understanding of the natural world around us while fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and environmental responsibility that leads to a stronger connection to nature. Programs are active, hands-on, and fun! The instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about nature! You won't want to miss out on these special programs!

What's Happening Now:

  • Nature Play: for elementary-age students and their families.
  • OutdoorU: tailored specifically for homeschoolers and their families. 
  • Sprouts: preschool nature program for ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Coming January 2024!
  1. Nature Play - for Families
  2. OutdoorU - for Homeschool
  3. Sprouts - for Preschoolers

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Nature Play programs are geared to get families with elementary-aged kids engaged in nature, learning, playing, and having fun! Some of the programs are educational in focus, while some are purely fun! All ages are always welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. Space is limited for all programs and registration is required!

Spring Semester

March-May, 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 pm
Burlington City Park - Homebuilders Building - 1435 Overbrook Rd.**
Register for the whole semester (all 6 classes): $24/student 
Register for an individual class: $5/student 

  • Nature Play: Sky Wonders 
    Thursday, March 14 from 6:00-7:30 pm 
  • Nature Play: Gettin' Eggy Wit It  (na-na, na, na, na-na-na-na)
    Thursday, March 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Nature Play: Herps (reptiles/amphibians)
    Thursday, April 11 from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Nature Play: Butterflies
    Thursday, April 25 from 6:00-7:30 m 
  • Nature Play: Spring Flowers
    Thursday, May 9 from 6:00-7:30 pm 
  • Nature Play: Rocks
    Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-7:30

**Locations may vary to other parks in Burlington as the weather warms up. Advance notice will be sent to all registered participants if/when the location changes.