Using Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary as a backdrop, Preschool Environmental Education Program (PEEPs) is designed to educate preschool children through stories, classroom and outdoor activities, guided nature exploration, and a themed-snack. Each 60-minute lesson covers one nature topic such as birds, worms, habitats, pond life, trees, etc. This program was born out of the love Mrs. Elizabeth Clarkson had for sharing her garden, knowledge and passion with young visitors. It has been a growing outreach program serving children enrolled in the NC Title 1 Pre-K classrooms around Charlotte.
PEEPs is offered at no cost to all NC Title 1 Pre-K classrooms. Classrooms meet on the same day each month, October through May (8 total lessons). Wing Haven supplies all materials and volunteer facilitators, including a healthy snack. The school only needs to provide the transportation to and from Wing Haven.
For more information or to register for the program, please contact Jill Goodrich.