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Seedlings Series

  • An event every week at 9:00am on Tuesday, starting April 30, 2019 and repeating until May 21, 2019

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. With the guidance of an Early Childhood Environmental Educator, you and your child will explore the wonder of nature together. The day starts with open ended play in Dodge Nature Preschool's Movement Room, then continues with a nature hike. Exploration includes encounters with animals, sights and sounds of the woods and prairies, and discoveries about water. Parents will learn about the benefits of nature for a child’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Children begin cultivating a lifelong relationship with the natural world. Classes meet once per week for four weeks. Dress yourself and child for outdoor play and exploration. This class is limited to children no older than 30 months (born after 9/30/16).  No strollers please.

Educator for “Seedlings”:  Dani Porter Born
Dani  has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Indian Studies, a Master of Education degree in Environmental Education and Natural Sciences, a Minnesota K-6 teaching license, and is a Minnesota Master Naturalist.  Dani taught first grade in the St. Paul public schools, preschool nature classes for the city of Oakdale and has been a Lead  Teacher at  Dodge Nature Preschool.  She enjoys  nature photography and has written and illustrated a children’s book about urban nature. 

Event Details
Age Infant to age 30 months (born after 9/30/16)
Cost $60
Date(s)
Event Series
  • Tuesday, Apr. 30th, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location Main Property, Preschool Entrance 2
1715 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
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