After School Programs

SM&NC offers 4-12 week after school programs both in-school and on our 118-acre site for the fall, winter and spring sessions. Programs are offered for groups of up to 12-15 children and start at $150/week. Programs are 1-1.25 hours in length and are offered Monday-Thursday. Please click here to see our current list of after school programs or contact our staff to create one for you!

For more information, please contact our Director of Education, Lisa Monachelli at

WILDlife Warriors (ages 5 - 9)
Wednesdays, March 15 - April 5, 3:45 pm - 5 pm
Our newest "Afters" offering will give participants the best of both worlds as we explore the coming of spring in the forest and vernal pools and get up close with our animals in Heckscher WILD! Learn the proper way to hold a snake, race a cockroach, search for the first signs of salamanders in our vernal pools, help to create habitat for spring birds, and more! Limited to 12 children for a great small group experience. Code: EE1S

Members: $55 | Non-members: $65

Wild Woods Adventure After School (ages 5 - 9)
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 10, 3:45 pm - 5 pm
Explore the forest like never before as we search for salamanders and snakes, help build a fort, learn how to make fire, and more! We'll use our zip line in the forest, learn some basics of wild edibles, dig in the dirt, search the stream for creatures, and work on our engineering skills as we make a small dam for our stream. We'll test our outdoor adventure skills in a safe, fun atmosphere that will allow kids to challenge themselves while exploring our wild woods! Limited to 12 children. Code: EE2S

Members: $55 | Non-members: $65

What's for Dinner? (ages 5 - 9)
Wednesdays, May 17 - June 7, 3:45 pm - 5 pm
Who eats what for dinner? Join SM&NC Environmental Education staff as we discover what's on the menu for our farm animals, otters, turtles, and even us! We'll explore the menus of and help to feed some of our feathery and furry friends on the Farm, and we'll give a special treat to the otters. We'll also learn about where our food comes from by working in our own organic vegetable garden. This unique, interactive program is limited to 12 children for a great small-group experience, so please register early. Code: EE3S

Members: $55 | Non-members: $65

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