Families will find all kinds of Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods at Nature At The Confluence this year!
Adventures In the 100 Acre Woods programs are inspired by the beloved Winnie the Pooh stories by Author A.A. Milne. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin.
The theme will also be woven into features on the grounds such as Duffy’s Children’s Garden’s 100 Acre Woods theme, The Big Story Tree, Rabbit’s Vegetable Garden, Pooh’s Thoughtful Spots, Build A House For Eeyore, and a life-sized metal sculpture of Christopher Robin. The programs will have an emphasis on reading, literacy, healthy lifestyles, stewardship and outdoor activity.
We are working with the Beloit International Film Festival to hold an outdoor screening of the adorable new “Christopher Robin” movie on Friday, Aug 9. More details will be coming for this event!
100 Acres Woods 6-week series for ages 4-7
A free 6-week summer program June 18-July 23, for ages 4-7 called “Nature Kids Adventures in the 100 Acre Woods”, with themes inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh books. The program will have an emphasis on literacy, healthy lifestyles, stewardship and outdoor activity. In addition, once we’ve developed the curriculum for the themes, we will also utilize it for other school visits, as well as Beloit 4K programs, Beloit Summer School programs and Even Start.
- June 18– Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing– Finding adventures in ordinary places, playing Pooh Sticks
- June 25– Who’s Living In These Woods? Habitat Exploration, Make An Animal Home
- July 2 – What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?Growing food, eating healthy, cooking food
- July 9 – Bears, Bees and Honey, Oh My!– Sample delicious honey, find out why bees are good and how we can help them
- July 16– Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away!– Blustery Day, Watershed investigation, laying Pooh Sticks
- July 23 – What’s the Buzz About Prairies?– Discover who lives in the prairie – plants, monarchs, bees, birds, fox & more
We are very grateful for funding from the Jeffery and Judith Adams Fund and the Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation that allows us to offer these programs at no cost to the public.
Other Free Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods programs for Ages 4-7 and 7-11
These programs are inspired by A. A. Milne’s beloved stories about the characters who live the fictional land of the 100 Acre Wood. Through the 100 Acre Woods programs, we hope to spark children’s curiosity and creativity, and inspire more family adventures in the outdoors!
- Sat, April 27, 10am Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day, ages 7-11
- Sun., June 2, 1pm, “Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party” | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods, ages 4-7
- Sat, Jun 29, 10am, “Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing” | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods, ages 4-7
- Sun, July 7, 1pm “What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?” | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods, ages 4-7
- Fri, Aug 9, 8:30-9:30pm “Christopher Robin” Movie, outdoor film screening with Beloit International Film Festival, All ages, family event
- Sat, Aug 17, 10am Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? Part of our “We Once Lived Here : The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village” Learning Series, ages 7-11
- Sat, Sept 7, Who Lived In These Woods?” Part of “We Once Lived Here : The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village” Learning Series , ages 7-11
- Sat, Nov 2, 1pm Nature Kids: Migration Through the Seasons: In Celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, ages 7-11
These programs are offered at no cost to the community through support from the Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation.
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