Tadpole Time Preschool Programming

Young children are naturally curious! Encourage their curiosity through fun and interactive introductions to nature in our Tadpole Time programs! Tadpole Time programs at McCloud Nature Park are for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old!  Each month will focus on a different topic and feature native animals, stories, crafts, and nature exploration! 

Tadpole Time takes place entirely outdoors. Ongoing stations will offer naturalist-led activities to 1-2 families at a time, with a self-guided activity optional throughout the program. Crafts can be taken home or completed on-site.  

Recommended for ages 2-5 with a parent or guardian. (Older siblings ages 6-7 are also welcome to register.) Identical sessions are offered from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1-3 p.m. Only $3 per child! Advance registration is required with a maximum of 10 children per class.   

Only $3 per child! Advance registration is required. For any questions or assistance with registration, please email mccloudnp@hcparks.net or call (765) 676-5437.


May: Bugs Galore

Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Advance registration is required by May 1.

Click here to register for 10 a.m. session.

Click here to register for 1 p.m. session.

Butterflies, beetles, and bees are wandering through the grass and leaves. The ladybug is in the log, the stick bug is upon a twig, but where could the little stink bug be? Do you know what’s different between these three? We’ll grab a net and take a peek; remember that you have to sneak!