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Westwood Nature Center Family Programs

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Super Sneaky Nature

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grades 1 – 5 (2014 – 2015 school year)
In the quest to eat or be eaten, being well-concealed can make all the difference. Learn what techniques and adaptations different animals use to stay hidden and survive, then put them into practice. We’ll employ stealth and camouflage to go undercover, evade detection and spy on some sneaky creatures. Shhhhh…!
Monday – Thursday, Aug. 4 – 7, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
$94 per child (resident) / $104 per child (non–resident)
Activity #7727
Registration deadline: when program is full.



Pollywogs Preschool Camp

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Come to play! Come to hike! Explore and create in a beautiful setting that fosters the imagination! We will be outside using our senses to delve into the nature center woods and marshes, investigate some of the animals that call Westwood home and meet the puppets. Each session has a different theme so sign up for one or all three. Choose either the...


Act It Out

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grades 1 and up (2014 – 2015 school year)
Places everyone, places! We’ll spend time each day improving our acting skills and put them to work by collaboratively writing our very own play about nature. We will have plenty of time to practice, but also make sure to have fun outside by the pond and in the woods.
Monday – Thursday, Aug. 18 – 21, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Performances will be on Thursday, Aug. 21, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
$105 per child (resident) / $117 per child (non-resident)
Activity #7729
Registration deadline: when program is full.



Puppet Story Time: Don't Bee Afraid!

All ages (children must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult)
The raccoon is freaked out about being stung. To calm it down, the honeybee shows the raccoon just how amazing bees are. Intrigued, the raccoon tries his paw at being a honeybee, with comic results. Other activities will include stories and a visit with a beekeeper at Westwood’s bee hives.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
$4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident)
Activity #7696
Registration deadline: when program is full.



Homeschool Programs

Westwood Hills Nature Center has an exciting program for parents who home school. We offer monthly classes throughout the year that will help your children learn and develop skills in natural science and outdoor recreation. Typically, we offer two programs at the same time/date; each session to accommodate students of all ages. Sign up for as many...


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Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 West Franklin Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 924-2544 Email: info@stlouispark.org