Kish Kids Explorers Classes

Most children spend less than 1% of their day in the outdoors, and the staff at KNC wants to change that statistic one child at a time. Currently, many of our class listings are free, however, some classes include the help of local experts, and will require a fee. Donations help run our programs and maintain KNC, so they’re greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

Additional Information

  • Our outdoor education program was created for 2-7 year olds but will be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Chaperones are requested to accompany their child(ren) on this outdoor adventure in education as we learn about the wonders of Kishwauketoe.
  • This program will be run in all weather that is safe for your children. Nature doesn’t close when it starts to rain and snow. It is just experienced differently, and we are excited to experience it with you rain or shine.

Images courtesy of BlueVerve Studio Photography

Upcoming Kish Kids Classes

Class Description Date/Time Class Fee Handout
Bark A Lot Did you know that you can tell what type of tree you are hugging by its bark? Let us help you learn some basic tree identification skills. May 14th 9 am Free Link
Rock and Roll Join us as we explore the wonder of all the different shapes, sizes and textures of rocks and stone. June 1st 9 am Free Link
Green Green Green Plants come in all sizes, large & small June 4th 6 pm Free Link
Animal Tracks June 7th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Hug a Tree Trees are home for many living things June 8th 9 am Free Link
Step into Nature Respecting all of nature’s places June 11th 6 pm Free Link
Me and My Shadow Trees cast shadows June 15th 9 am Free Link
Walk Talk and Crawl Small Learning to look everywhere June 18th 6 pm Free Link
Breezy Day How the wind makes you feel June 21st 9 am Free Link
Fur and Feathers Creatures have diversity June 22nd 9 am Free Coming Soon
Big and Little Awareness of size and shape in nature June 25th 6 pm Free Coming Soon
Mud Water changes the soil June 28th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Dig Dig Dig Plant young trees in a hole June 29th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Not so Creepy – Ok so Crawly Looking down at bugs – See what they are doing June 30, 9:00am Free Coming Soon
Aminal hide July 5th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle July 6th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Rock and roll Join us as we explore the wonder of all the different shapes, sizes and textures of rocks and stone. July 9th 6 pm Free Link
Wet and Wild July 12th 9 am Free Link
Y Sticks July 13th 9 am Free Link
Birds of a Feather July 14th 9 am Free Link
Green Green Green Plants come in all sizes, large & small July 16th 6 pm Free Link
Rock and Roll Join us as we explore the wonder of all the different shapes, sizes and textures of rocks and stone. July 19th 9 am Free Link
Hug a tree Trees are home for many living things July 20th 9 am Free Link
Step into Nature Respecting all of nature’s places July 23rd 6 pm Free Link
Bark a lot Did you know that you can tell what type of tree you are hugging by its bark? Let us help you learn some basic tree identification skills. July 26th 9 am Free Link
Me and my Shadow  Trees cast shadows July 27th 9 am Free  Link
Animal Tracks July 28th 9 am Free  Coming Soon
Walk Talk and Crawl Small Learning to look everywhere July 30th 6 pm Free Link
Breezy Day How the wind makes you feel Aug 2nd 9 am Free Link
Fur and Feathers Creatures have diversity Aug 3rd 9 am Free Coming Soon
Big and Little Awareness of size and shape in nature Aug 6th 6 pm Free Coming Soon
Mud Water changes the soil Aug 9th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Dig Dig Dig Plant young trees in a hole Aug 10th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Not So Creepy Oh So Crawly Aug 11th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Measure Up Aug 13th 6 pm Free Coming Soon
Animal Hide Aug 16th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Aug 17th 9 am Free Coming Soon
Rock and Roll Join us as we explore the wonder of all the different shapes, sizes and textures of rocks and stone. Aug 20th 6 pm Free Link
Wet and Wild Aug 23rd 9 am Free Link
Y Sticks Aug 24th 9 am Free Link
Birds of a Feather Aug 25th 9 am Free Link
Green Green Green Plants come in all sizes, large & small Aug 27th 6 pm Free Link
Rock and Roll Join us as we explore the wonder of all the different shapes, sizes and textures of rocks and stone. Aug 30th 9 am Free Link
Hug a Tree Trees are home for many living things Aug 31st 9 am Free Link

 

Before You Go…

  • Apply Bug Spray
  • Apply Sunscreen
  • Please eat before you come. KNC does not have trash bins inside the Conservancy.
  • Use bathrooms (The closest public restrooms are located at the Williams Bay boat Launch or across the street from KNC at the Field House.)
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty
  • Dress for the weather

After Your Class…

  • Check everyone for bugs that were hoping to come live with you.
  • Download the handout that accompanies your child’s class.

Take the Next step:

  • Attend a free extension program at the library or rec department.
  • Volunteer at one of KNC’s Family Work Days
  • Attend another Kish Kid’s Class.