Emily Chiesa Klein and Karen Brennan, both trained early childhood teachers, are friends of the West Ridge Nature Preserve. They will be leading a drop-in playgroup for Parents/Caregivers and their child(ren) in our Nature Play Area throughout the year. The playgroup will meet in the Nature Play Area each Friday beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 11:30 am.
In addition to supporting free play, Emily and Karen will offer a circle of songs, poems and a simple puppet play followed by a shared snack. They will also the opportunity to create a simple nature-inspired craft each week. Most of all, they offer a chance for parents and caregivers to come together and support one another in the exciting journey of parenting/caregiving while enjoying the gifts of the forest!
There is a suggested donation of $10 per family each week to cover the costs of food and supplies.
- Please bring a cup, bowl, and spoon for yourself and for your child(ren)
- Dress in layers for the weather!
- RSVP each week by Thursday at: google.com/view/forestplaygroup-wrnp, so that we know how big a snack to prepare.
- Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about RSVPing or anything else.
West Ridge Nature Preserve is located at 5801 N. Western Ave. There is street parking.
Enter at Ardmore and Western and follow the right path to the first path that you encounter on your left. Follow that path to the nature play area.
We look forward to joining you in the forest!
Karen and Emily – Friends of West Ridge Nature Preserve