Tiny Trees Art & Stories

Join our tiniest of Nature Niños as we explore nature at Shady Lakes in the North Valley of Albuquerque. 


Thank you to the VELA Education Fund & One Albuquerque Fund for supporting our work in the community:

Spring 2022 Semester

  • Every Thursday
  • Ages 4-8 years old
  • There will be a parent meeting the week before classes start to introduce your family to our space and our amazing educators. 
  • Classes start January 27th
  • Classes run 17 weeks (one week off for Spring break in March)
  • $25 registration fee due at the time of registration 

2022 Spring Session Options

Thursday AM Session 9:30-12PM 

  • This session is designated for families that would like to stay with their child. Drop off is an option with advanced notice at the time of registration. 
  • Max 16 Tiny Trees Participants
  • Register AM HERE

Thursday PM Session 1:00-3:30 PM

  • This session is for families that would like to utilize our drop off opportunity. Your child must be able to use the restroom on their own with minimal help to join our drop off option. 
  • Max 16 Tiny Trees Participants
  • Register for PM HERE

If both Thursday sessions fill, we will open a Friday AM session


Our schedules will be as follows during each Tiny Trees session:

  • Welcome
  • Activity & Story Time
  • Nature Exploration Topic
  • Art Exploration
  • Group Game/Free Exploration
  • Depart Location

Our nature opportunities are filled with tons of flexibility and encouragement for child-centered and emergent experiences. Our goal is for our Tiny Trees to have a wonderful experience in nature with peers. If the leaves are falling, and leaf piles are calling, we may ditch the planned schedule and play! 


All Nature Niños classes are based out of Shady Lakes in the North Valley of Albuquerque, however, classes will have additional locations throughout the semester including:

Shady Lakes: 11033 4th St. NW Albuquerque NM 87114

Alameda Open Space: 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Agri Nature Center: 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107

Local hiking trails during our group hiking day. 

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all events.

Parents are REQUIRED to stay for hikes and site visits that are out of the Albuquerque area (even for drop off classes). There will be no more than four parent required classes in a semester.

A schedule of class topics, experiences and locations will be sent out to registered families by January 19th, 2022.