Tadpole Troopers (ages 3-5)

January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am America/Chicago Timezone
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr
Houston, TX 77024
$16 - 32 per class
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Tadpole Troopers is a nature class and outdoor adventure for parents and children to share together. We offer opportunities for natural science investigations, crafts, and a guided walk with a naturalist. All classes begin with an engaging introductory lesson inside a classroom followed by a walk outside. Parents are required to stay for the duration of class with their child. Siblings are not permitted unless they are also registered for the class.

This spring, explore the wild world of reptiles. We will learn what makes these creatures special, what some of their amazing adaptations are, and will meet a reptile in each class. From snakes to turtles, we will use fun activities and songs to get to know our reptile friends even better.

Schedule: One Saturday a month from 9:00 – 10:15 am or 10:30 – 11:45 am
Fees per student: $16 member* / $32 nonmember per class

*Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.


Spring 2018 – Outrageous Reptiles

January 6: Reptile Super Power

What is a Reptile? Tadpole Troopers will discuss what makes reptiles different from other animals. We will also learn what an adaptation is, and discuss some of the amazing adaptations that reptiles have. Students will even meet one of the most interesting reptiles up close – the Chameleon. Register Online

February 3: Turtles Forever

Turtles, one of the oldest reptiles, will be coming to visit the Tadpole Troopers in this class. We will discover the variety of turtles living at the Arboretum and observe them up close. We will go out on a turtle search and try to track down these shelled reptiles. Register Online

March 3: Snakes, Snakes & More Snakes

Snakes are waking up from their winter nap and can be found everywhere at the Arboretum, but don’t let that scare you away from this class. We will meet some of our resident snakes and then go on a hike to see if we can spot any in the wild. Register Online

April 7: Leapin’ Lizards

Lizards come in all shapes and sizes. We will meet several lizards this class and talk about how and why they are different. From sticky toe pads to detachable tails, lizards are truly amazing reptiles. Register Online

May 5: See You Later Alligator

Our last reptile is the biggest of the bunch; the alligator. We will dive into the world of these giant reptiles and learn what makes them so special. We will take a walk to some of the spots they’ve been sighted and learn why they have such a huge reputation. Register Online