CLASSES

Please read this before registering for classes. 

  • Each session of classes is $45 (for all age groups) due 2/2/18.
  • Your child is NOT officially registered until you receive a confirmation email regarding their acceptance (we are on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Due to limited space your child will only be allowed to participate in 1 session, please DO NOT register for more than one.
  • Please register each child separately.
  • Only send a check if you have received a CONFIRMATION EMAIL from Ms Sue: sue@avalonparkandpreserve.org 
  • There are No Refunds.
  • Checks should made out to AVALON PARK & PRESERVE, then sent to:
    Avalon Park & Preserve
    c/o Sue Wahlert
    200 Harbor Road
    Stony Brook, NY 11790

Your child is NOT officially registered until you receive a confirmation email regarding your child’s acceptance (we are on a first-come, first-served basis).

Contact Ms Sue: sue@avalonparkandpreserve.org with any questions or concerns.

Spring 2018 Seedlings Registration will be done in age segments beginning Monday 1/22
at 7pm as follows:


Backpack Baby (non walkers)
Tenderfoot Toddlers (new walkers up to 2.5 years)
Sticks Stones and Stories (3-5 years)
Monday, January 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Natural Patterns Kindergarten
Natural Patterns Grades 1 & 2
Natural Patterns Grades 3 & 4
Tuesday, January 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Connections Grades 5 & 6
Inspirations Grade 7
Wednesday, January 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about registration please contact Sue Wahlert: sue@avalonparkandpreserve.org

  • BACKPACK BABY

    Parents-Caregivers with babies: Birth to non-walking

    A 1 hour class for parents-caregivers of babies who are not yet walking. Strap on your baby and hike through trails as we sing, and take in the sights, smells and sounds of Avalon.

    Group size: 8

    Tuesday morning (7 classes)
    10:00 – 11:00

    3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12

  • Tenderfoot Toddlers

    New walkers up to 1.5- 2.5 years

    Specially designed for the new or seasoned walker, we will explore Avalon in small segments concentrating on rocks, leaves, dirt and more! This is a parent, caregiver, grandparent/child class.

    Group size: 8

    Tuesday morning (7 classes)
    10:00 – 11:00

    3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5

  • STICKS STONES AND STORIES: AM Class

    Preschool age children (3-5 years old) along with a parent/guardian

    Let’s look, listen and learn about our surroundings at Avalon while we walk, run and laugh our way through the fields. Stories and a creative project in the barn too!

    Group size: 8

    Monday morning (13 classes)
    10:00 – 11:00

    3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11

  • STICKS STONES AND STORIES: PM Class

    Preschool age children (3-5 years old) along with a parent/guardian

    Let’s look, listen and learn about our surroundings at Avalon while we walk, run and laugh our way through the fields. Stories and a creative project in the barn too!

    Group size: 8

    Monday afternoon (13 classes)
    1:00 – 2:00

    3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11

  • NATURAL PATTERNS for Kindergartners

    For Kindergartners only

    This cozy group designed with the Kindergartner in mind, will include hikes, stories and related projects. We will explore the beauty of Avalon together and seek out the hidden patterns of nature.

    Group size: 8

    Tuesday afternoon (7 classes)
    4:30 – 5:45

    3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5

  • NATURAL PATTERNS for Grades 1-2

    Grades 1-2 only

    Take a look at all things natural to decipher its hidden beauty. Become a nature detective while on our short hike through the woods. Includes time to create a masterpiece to take home!

    Group size: 8

    Tuesday afternoon (7 classes)
    4:30 – 5:45

    3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12

  • NATURAL PATTERNS for Grades 3-4

    Grades 3-4 only

    Take a look at all things natural to decipher its hidden beauty. Become a nature detective while on our short hike through the woods. Includes time to create a masterpiece to take home!

    Group size: 8

    Wednesday afternoon (7 classes)
    4:30 – 5:45

    3/7, 3/21, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13

  • INSPIRATIONS for Grades 5-6

    Grades 5-6 only

    Take a look at all things natural to decipher its hidden beauty. Become a nature detective while on our short hike through the woods. Includes time to create a masterpiece to take home!

    Group size: 8

    Wednesday afternoon (6 classes)
    4:30 -5:45

    3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6

  • CONNECTIONS

    Grade 7, 12-13 year olds

    Preparing our adventurers to bridge over to our fantastic S.T.A.T.E. (Students Taking Action for Tomorrows Environment) program at age 13!

    Ms Sue joins forces with members of the local environmental community to engage young adults in meaningful hands-on experiential learning. These learning sessions will be supplemented by time spent hiking and applying newly learned skills on the trails at Avalon. Participants will also have the opportunity to work alongside current S.T.A.T.E. members during a select number of volunteer projects.

    Click here to check out the S.T.A.T.E. program run by Kayla Kraker

    Group size: 8

    Monday afternoon (7 classes)
    4:15- 5:30

    3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 6/11

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