Returning this summer, children will have the opportunity to enroll in hands-on learning programs on a variety of topics.
Through Hilltop’s Nature Programs, children will spend time outdoors, discover the natural world, meet new friends, and have fun! This nature and science-based program has been designed for ages 4-12 and will be led by teachers.
Participants will explore the wildlife and crops growing at Hilltop through STEM activities developed by UCONN. The bugs, birds, trees, plants and water will be explored under the direction of these teachers and naturalists.
The Little Bugs program offers adult and child an introduction to nature in the outdoors. Ages 4-6 on Tuesdays, July 20, 27, or August 3 at 12 p.m.
The Lil Chicks program is designed to educate children, ages 4-6 about raising chickens and how eggs develop. on Thursday’s July 15, 22, 29 or August 5 at 4- 5:30 p.m.
The Conservation Explorers will instruct how to identify plants and animals and their role in the environment. The children, ages 6-10, will develop a stronger connection to nature and the origin of food. The weeklong programs, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., focus on wildlife habitat on July 19-23 or August 2-6. The session of Farm Life, July 26- 30.
The Hilltop Adventurist ages 10-12+ will explore a different aspect of how nature, wildflowers, composting and hay have impacted regional farming. August 9 – August 13, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Program brochures, scholarship or additional information, are available through the website www.HilltopFarmSuffield.org/programs or by calling 860-758-0668.