We start our connections to the natural world of Ivy Creek at a young age with Little Naturalists. Trained guides explore topics such as food chains, hibernation, how trees grow, and more with 3 to 5-year-olds and their accompanying adults. The program starts indoors for 20-30 minutes where the children engage with the guides through reading nature-centered books and doing a hands-on activity related to the learning in the book. This is followed by a short hike on one of the ICNA trails. Little Naturalists meet year-round, on the second Mondays and fourth Thursdays of the month. Gatherings are held from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Please pre-register for the next program at https://app.donorview.com/7LQNL. Little Naturalists follow the weather cancellation policies for Albemarle County Schools.