Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education at 180 Golden Ridge Road in Alna has announced the launch of this year’s nature playgroup on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a free program designed to foster a deep connection in children with the natural world. Children and their parents/caregivers will read stories, sing songs, and enjoy snacks by the campfire, create gourmet mud kitchen delights, participate in nature-based crafts, and create new features in the Magic Woods.
The playgroup is held rain or shine so children and their families should dress for the weather. We have children's boots and other outerwear to lend if required. The playgroup for children up to age 8 and their parents or caregivers will be held Thursdays, except on school holidays. Friday playgroups will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. for children up to age 5 and their parents or caregivers, except on school holidays.