Events

Cold Weather Play Webinar

There are SO many ways to enjoy playing outdoors even when the temperature drops. Join us to hear about our all-weather play with preschoolers and kindergartners.

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Michiana Regional Seed Swap – Fourth Annual

Join fellow gardeners, growers and plant enthusiasts to gather and exchange seeds, compare and discuss varieties, attend educational sessions and more in our fourth annual gathering!

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Sustainability Summit 2022

Merry Lea will host a virtual Sustainability Summit for college students who are passionate about sustainability on February 19. This event will create a safe, supportive space and opportunities to practice creativity. We will experiment with tools for dealing with anxiety and other challenges as we live, work and learn in the midst of a pandemic and climate crisis.

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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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Beeswax Wraps

Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your very own beeswax cloth wrap. This handy addition to the kitchen provides an alternative to plastic wrap or single-use plastic bags.

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Merry Lea Adventure Challenge: Vernal Liberation

The plants and animals of Merry Lea have worked hard to survive winter. Now they’re getting ready for spring…but some need your help. Work as a team to solve puzzles and navigate the landscape to lead the Vernal Liberation! 

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Standards Alignment: Nature PreK Observation & Professional Development

How do sit spots, unstructured play or shelter construction in the forest connect to academic standards? Observe students and teachers in person at our outdoor classroom as we focus on connections to Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Kindergarten academic standards.

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Nature PreK Observation and Professional Development

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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Amphibian Discovery

Come with your family to discover the boisterous frogs and secretive salamanders that call Merry Lea home at this special time of year.

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Sit Spot Webinar

What exactly are sit spots and why are they important? In this webinar, participants will learn about this unique activity and discuss the importance of developing a sit spot routine.

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