Events

Enchanted Forest

Join Merry Lea this fall for an “enchanted” night hike! Trail guides will lead groups by lantern-light to meet real “live” animals on our trails. These friendly creatures will tell you about their diets, habits and favorite places. Our costumed staff and volunteers will answer questions about life as a native Indiana animal.

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Tales & Trails

Hear a tale and hike a trail with your preschooler to discover the natural wonders around you together! This is a 1.5-hour monthly program designed for children ages 3-5, with younger siblings welcome to join, led by a Merry Lea educator.

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Nature PreK Observation and Professional Development (Oct. 28)

Ever wonder what a Nature Preschool actually looks like in action? See for yourself with this guided observation and professional development opportunity. Leave inspired, with tangible steps for your own classroom or learning setting! 

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Festive Fall Flower Arranging

Join us on the farm to create your own festive, fall decoration with local, sustainably farmed gourds and flowers.

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Buried in the Bog

Investigating a bog firsthand is nothing to get bogged down about at Merry Lea. Join us for this family-oriented hike and exploration as we travel to a unique and distinct Merry Lea landscape that’s fabulously mucky, gluppy and rich!

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Cold Weather Clothing Management Webinar

Join Merry Lea’s nature preschool teacher(s) to learn their tips on suitable, accessible, and affordable clothing and layering.

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