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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



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 2023  Summer  Classes  

Fairy Forts and Animal Homes-Thursday, June 15th
Scales and Cold Blooded Tales – Wednesday, June 21st

High Five In The Wetland- Thursday, July 13th
(5 senses journey through the Wetland)
Wide Open Prairie –Wednesday, July 19th


Wild About Water- Thursday, August 17th
Who Lives Underground? Wednesday, August 23rd

Upcoming 2023  Summer  Classes 

Nighttime Wonders (Nocturnal Animals)-Thursday, September 14th

Leaves of Many Colors- Thursday, October 19th

Terrific Turkeys- Thursday, November 9th

Who Lives in a Tree- Thursday, December 14th

Turtle Tots Online Payment

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve staff contact for Turtle Tots is Andrea Bierbrauer



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Turtle Tot Preschool Adventure Program Sponsor:
Mike Bruch


Scales and Cold Blooded Tales– Wednesday, June 21st - 9:30-10:30am

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Scales and Cold Blooded Tales - Wednesday, June 21st - 9:30-10:30 am

Discover the wetland critters that are cold-blooded with scales.

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