Summer camp kids enjoying a day at the farm! We don’t want you or your friends to miss out on all the awesome adventures this summer!!! REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, so be sure to check out our program at https://www.learningtreefarm.org/programs/summer-camp/ and register today! In case...

One of our newer features at the farm has quickly become a favorite for young visitors. Have you had a chance to check out our Nature Playscape? Located toward the top of the hill behind the Century Farmhouse, the nature playscape includes boulders, net tunnels,...

Let’s Get Messy! This is an easy and fun outdoor activity to do with your child! You will need: Dirt, Water, Paintbrushes, Watering Can or Something to Hold Water, Bowl or Container to Mix in, Shovel Once you have all your materials together, find a nice patch of...

Spring has arrived at Learning Tree Farm, and our staff couldn’t be more excited to see and feel this change occur. Not only do we get to see more children and families running, exploring, and experiencing nature, but also feeling that shift in the air...

Teachers need to plan.  We have requirements both from our governing bodies, expectations from parents, and… don’t go into a day full of preschoolers without some plans!  However, there comes a moment, or several moments, where the children are captivated by something that is happening...

The garden at our Nature Preschool became a certified Monarch Waystation this year.  Through our pledge to “Create, Conserve, and Protect Monarch Habitats”, Learning Tree Farm hopes to support these beautiful butterflies that have suffered a population decline of approximately 90% in the last 20...

This fall, Learning Tree Farm Nature Preschool was named “A Best in Ohio” Connect to Nature School. This award was a combined program led by Miami Valley No Child Left Insideand Dayton Regional Green. Through the efforts of Sarah Lamont, one of our Nature Preschool teachers, we documented...

Rene Hick, one of our wonderful Nature Preschool teachers, first knew she enjoyed working with children during her pediatric nursing rotation at Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan back in the early 90s. Her nursing background is the foundation for her holistic approach...

iNaturalist is a smartphone app that lets you easily catalog what you see in nature. With it loaded to your phone, you can help identify other people's observations and get help ID-ing something that you observed. The "Projects" feature is a way to organize your...

Balance is something that many of us seek in our lives.  It is also something that often eludes us.  The Autumnal Equinox, on September 22, marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator. When the sun shines directly on the equator, the length of...