Event Registration - South Dakota Discovery Center

Little Explorers Nature Preschool Session 2 (4-5 year olds)
7/8/2024 - 8/1/2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST


Location: Pierre Native Plant Arboretum and Nature Area, 1200 Block Izaak Walton Road, (meet at the gazebo), Pierre, SD 57501



Registration has been Closed for this event.
Event Description

Session 2

Member Price: $468
Nonmember Price: $562


Our Little Explorers Nature Preschool is South Dakota’s first fully outdoor education program based on Montessori principles that children learn best when they are given the freedom to move, to choose their own work, and follow their interests, operating within boundaries that include respect for themselves, others, and the environment.

Little Explorers Nature Preschool students learn from their environment through guided adventure and build skills with independent hands-on learning. Using Montessori methods, our teachers, with the help of local community guides, develop students’ exploration skills and their understanding of STEM concepts. 

Session 2 is for students ages 4-5 and runs July 8-August 1, every Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Dropoff occurs within 15 minutes prior class and pickup within 15 minutes after the end of class.

Parents or guardians are responsible for dressing their student in appropriate clothing for being outside, including close-toed shoes, and applying their student’s first round of sunscreen. Session 2 students and their caretaker/s are expected to attend the Little Explorers Welcome on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Pierre Native Plant Arboretum and Nature Area, 1200 block Izaak Walton Road.

Payment plans available, please send inquries to info@sd-discovery.org.

Class materials are provided by the South Dakota Discovery Center out of program fees and donations. Shelter from inclement weather is made possible through a partnership with the Izaak Walton League and use of the Pierre Native Plant Arboretum and Nature Area is made possible through a partnership with the City of Pierre. Become a supporter today!