Time & Location
Sep 07, 3:30 PM – Dec 15, 5:00 PM
Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, USA
About the event
What is Dragonfly Nature Club?
Dragonfly Nature Club is a way to get kids Ages 5-11 in the greater Jacksonville area outside exploring nature in a structured and safe way. Each session is unique, drawing from the seasons, the surroundings, and the kids involved to create a memorable experience.
Daily Rhythm (Schedule)
Opening Circle Games & Welcome
Group Hike & Curiosity - What will we see on our hike that sparks curiosity? Mushrooms? A bird's nest? A tree to climb?
Snack Break & Bathroom Break
Free Choice - Explorers will be given an area of the woods to free explore, and will have choice of thier activity. Each session will have a new invitation to the forest: an open ended activity that will challenge explorers in new and interesting ways. Example invitations: What bugs are in the area? Can you build a shelter? How could we build something that floats in the water?
Closing Circle & Wrap Up - Explorers will get to decide how best to summarize their activities each session.
What to bring?
- Closed toed shoes
- Resuable Water Bottle
This is a drop off program, however parents are welcome to hang out!
Dates: (meets Thursdays)
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14
Single day drop-in sessions will be based on availibility.
What to Wear
This event includes a hike, so wear shoes good for walking. Please check the weather before you leave as we will be outside in the elements for the duration of the program. This class is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if its raining!
Risk & Safety
All Dragonfly Academy sessions are led by experienced outdoor guides. We take safety seriously, and strive to create an environment where children are able to take calculated risks. By signing up for these outdoor programs, you understand that there is an inherent risk involved, including minor cuts and scrapes, insect bites, and weather. You also understand that Dragonfly Academy and it's staff are not liable for any injury sustained by students, and that students who choose not to follow safety protocol may be injured.
Our full safety sheet can be found here: JDA Safety and Protocol Sheet
Policies & Cancellations
Jax Dragonfly Academy designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, site licenses, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs.
Programs run rain or shine. We don’t provide refunds for days missed due to weather. All participants should come to programs with weather-appropriate clothing and related gear. In the event that extreme weather jeopardizes the health and safety of participants and staff, the Dragonfly Academy may choose to cancel or reschedule the session.
Extreme weather is defined as: high wind, freeze, tornado/hurricane, severe storm and excessive heat warnings; AND/OR two or more of the following: winds above 20mph, sustained rains (over 70% coverage), temps below 50F.
Jax Dragonfly Academy operates in public parks. In very rare circumstances where access to the park has been restricted without notice, programs may be canceled if an alternative location can not be secured. Credits will be issued.
Circumstances beyond our control
The Dragonfly Academy will determine whether a refund is warranted.
Other refunds and credits
We do not provide refunds or credits for missed days.
All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing email@example.com.
We reserve the right to cancel a program or change a program’s duration, price or location. You will be notified via email of any changes to programs you are registered for.
Full Semester (Aug - Dec)
+$5.63 service fee
Dec 14, 12:00 PM
Note: Must have turned 5 by August 1, 2023. Use code SIBLINGS for a discount.
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