Group of children wearing DIY turtle shells at nature reserve

Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure

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Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure programs are designed to connect children to nature in a naturalist-led setting. These programs include a themed story, hands-on learning stations, and an outdoor experience at Heckrodt.

The fee is $6.00 per child.

An adult must attend with child. There is no fee for adults and siblings under 2 years old



Due to Covid-19 Guidelines, we are working to create a safe program for both the families and staff that attend the turtle tot programs. Themes are subject to change based on guideline procedures.

This program requires preregistration and prepayment. Registration is not refundable. The registration may be transferred to a future session if you call us 24 hours before the program to be missed. The registration deadline for each program is the Friday before the program. There is NO registration on the day of the program. A printable registration form is included on the flyer below. Registration can be made by mail or in person using this form. A credit card cannot be taken over the phone.

Upcoming  Turtle Tots Classes

Each program runs from 9:30-10:30am

Upcoming 2022 Fall Classes

Eight-Legged Wonders-Thursday, September 8th
Leaves of Many Colors-Thursday, October 13th
Finding Nature’s Buried Treasure-Thursday, November 10th
Heckrodt’s The Mitten-Thursday, December 8th

Upcoming 2023 Winter and Spring  Classes  (Registration Starts Oct 1st) 

Footprints in the Snow- Thursday, January 12th
Winter Wonderland- Thursday, February 9th
Whooo’s Out There? – Thursday, March 9th
Migration Madness: BirdsThursday, April 13th
Baby Animals of the Wetland-  Thursday, May 11th

Turtle Tot Flyer 2023 (winter/spring)

Turtle Tots Online Payment

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve staff contact for Turtle Tots is Andrea Bierbrauer



Turtle Tots Gallery

Turtle Tot Preschool Adventure Program Sponsor:
Mike Bruch