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Mandie’s Nature Nook – Winter Series

January 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am


Every Thursday, January 13 through March 10, 2022 from 10 am to 10:45 am

Calling all little nature explorers! Join Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks and Mari, her special caterpillar friend, for mornings full of stories, singing, dancing, creating, and playing as we dig into nature. The winter session will be a hybrid program of in-person and virtual classes depending on the weather. This is a free program for babies through PreK aged children and their caregivers. Get ready to listen like a deer, observe like an owl, and dance like a duck at Mandie’s Nature Nook!

All classes will be held outdoors in the Cherry Border (across the street from the Scott Arboretum headquarters) as long as the weather permits. In case of extreme cold or inclement weather, a virtual option will be offered through Zoom. Registration is free, but required and only needs to be done once for the entire series. COVID safety protocols for physical distancing will be in place. Masks for participants over 2 years old are encouraged when interacting with other children and families.

Registration for the winter session is required for your child(ren) only. Caregivers are not required to register separately. Register for your first class only and that will register you for the entire session.

Please note: The Scott Arboretum is a department of Swarthmore College and is required to uphold all College decisions regarding COVID19. All programming is subject to change based on College safety protocols. Check for latest COVID updates from Swarthmore College here. 


Mandie Curtis Banks is the Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator at the Scott Arboretum. She has had a career in the arts, education, and wellness fields for over 23 years and has taught and coordinated youth and family classes in several local schools and organizations. Mandie holds a B.A. in Theatre from West Chester University, an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from Moravian College, and several yoga teaching certifications.


January 13, 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Cherry Border
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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