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Junior Expedition (in person)

Explore the changing seasons in this drop-off program for children ages 3 to 5 years.

Content Detail

Search for signs of animals and learn how life adapts to the changing seasons in this three-week drop-off program at The Morton Arboretum. Participants will engage with nature through play and discovery, and they will deepen their observation and inquiry skills over the course of the program.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Kathryn Neuffer, supervisor of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Age: Children ages 3 to 5 years


Kathryn Neuffer, supervisor of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

Kathryn Neuffer has a background in early childhood and special education. She enjoys introducing the Arboretum’s youngest visitors to the wonders of the outdoors and helping to increase children’s curiosity toward the natural world through play and hands-on experiences.


What to Know

  • This is a drop-off program held completely outdoors, weather permitting. Dress your young explorer for the weather.
  • Read the Jr. Expedition Program Handbook for information on suggested clothing, program supplies, drop-off and pick-up procedures, and more.


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