Located near the Peacock Playhouse, this literacy adventure can be enjoyed by all ages! Take a stroll through a woodland path while discovering "Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story", by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss - illustrated by Cinyee Chiu.
In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end.
Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too?
Many thanks to our project partner, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, and to the Keyser Library Fund and the George and Barbara Keyser D A Fund of Richland County Foundation who funded the establishment of The Storybook Trail. Park National Bank is the 2020 sponsor.
School may be out, but summer is still a fantastic time to learn!
Cultivation education is back for the Summer of 2020!
This annual summer learning series is geared to children between 4 – 10 years of age and features nature-based, hands-on learning experiences with a on site field trip on the grounds of Kingwood to a different location each week! Cultivation Education meets on Tuesdays from 10:30am - 11:30am June 2nd - July 28th.
June 2 - The life cycle of a flower
June 9 - Bees
June 16 - Deserts and Cacti
June 23 - Aquatic Wildlife
June 30 - Butterflies
July 7 - Birds
July 14 - Tropical Plants
July 21 - Peacocks
July 28 - Seasons
Temporarily Closed Due to Restrictions
Welcome to the Peacock Playhouse:
The Kingwood Sensory Center
At the Peacock Playhouse, children and their families can explore nature through many different activities. There are books you can read, garden games to play, and masterpieces to create. You can even take a rest on your Kingwood journey and watch birds and hummingbirds through the large windows of the center.
The Peacock Playhouse opens April 1st is open daily from 10am-6pm
It is designed for self-exploration and is periodically monitored by staff throughout the day.
We hope you enjoy this new educational offering and would love to hear about suggestions for making it better each year!
Many of Kingwood's professional staff offer programs on a wide range of gardening topics. They can all be reached by calling Kingwood at 419-522-0211.