Programs for the Public
Registration online or by mail is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. You are not registered until payment has been received. In the event of cancellation, your payment will be refunded only if we are notified at least 5 business days before the scheduled program. To register and pay online by credit card select member or non-member and click the add to cart button to go to the Flat Rock Brook payment page on Paypal. Online registration must be made no later than 48 hours before the program in order to allow our teachers to assemble enough materials for those attending. Please provide your telephone number so that we can reach you in the event that a program must be cancelled. To register by mail print the Program Registration Form and mail it along with your payment to Flat Rock Brook.
Garden in the Morning
Tuesdays in September and October
9:00 -11:00 a.m.
For adults of all skill levels.
Join the Flat Rock Brook gardeners and help maintain the native plant gardens at the Nature Center this summer. The company is fun, the work rewarding and educational, and the results are beautiful and beneficial for the animals. No gardening experience necessary, just bring willing hands and a set of gloves! There is always a ten minute mini-lesson before each session.
No need to register. Free to all.
Tuesdays in September and October
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
For adults and children ages 10 and older.
Join us for a wonderful way to end your day. Hike 2-3 miles along Flat Rock Brook’s trails with our trail masters, Geneva and Mirella, and let the beauty of Flat Rock surround you. Meet at the parking lot gazebo.
No need to register. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Tuesdays: September 16, October 21, and November 18
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
For children ages 2-5 with a parent or favorite adult.
Let’s gear up for fall with our toddlers! These 45-minute programs are designed with the little ones in mind. Each session includes a natural science themed story and craft, along with an outdoor hike. Registration online or by mail is required. Per child, per class cost: $5 for members, $8 non-members
Hikes with Tykes!
Sundays, September 21 and November 9
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For families with children 4 - 9.
Have you ever wished you had a naturalist guide along on a family hike to help you point out the sights? Here’s your chance! Join us for a fun and informative nature walk and learn about what’s going on in the natural habitats of Flat Rock Brook. Registration online or by mail is required.Per family cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.
Flip, Float, Fly
Wednesdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
For children ages 5-9.
Explore a different trail at Flat Rock Brook each week while learning about and enjoying changes in nature as the season progresses. This is an outdoor experience always incorporating a story appropriate to the season. In case of inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled to a later date. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children! Class size is limited to ten so register early! Registration online or by mail is required. $70 per child for members only. You must be or become a $50 family member to participate in this program.
Sunday, October 26, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For families with children ages 7 and older.
Come enjoy a walk on the trails while learning about the different leaves and seeds that are scattered around. Have you ever finished a hike and found hitchikers attached to your clothes? Find out why leaves change color in the autumn and how seeds disperse. Then make a craft using leaves and seeds to take home! Registration online or by mail is required.
Per family cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.
Full Moon Howl
Thursday, November 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For families with children ages 5 and older.
What can you see by the light of the full moon at Flat Rock? Why does the moon change shape? Why do the full moons have names, and what is November’s full moon called? Come on a night-time hike and find out. We’ll do activities to test how sharp your senses are in the dark and search for signs of nocturnal life. Bring a flashlight.
Registration online or by mail is required. Per person cost: $5 members, $8 non-members.
Build It and They Will Come: Feeder Edition
Sunday, November 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For ages 6 and up.
Come to Flat Rock Brook and make a feeder for birds! There are many different ways to help birds find food during the cold winter months. Learn about the different styles of feeders that birds use, and make your own bird feeder to put outside. Space is limited, so register early! Registration online by mail is required.
Per person cost: $5 members; $8 non-members.