Wesley "Wes" Shiflett graduated a few weeks ago from The Key School and is ready to ride off into the sunset, just like that iconic scene from many movies. Only, it won't be the end of Shiflett – or the movies he's created or the ones down the road that will someday bear his imprint.


young girl examining plantsFree and open to the public, Tiny Explorers at Key is a workshop series designed to engage children between 2.5 and 4 years of age, and their parents in authentic hands-on exploratory work, making use of the resources available in Key School’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom.

Guided by Key faculty members, parents and children will spend each workshop exploring their natural surroundings as they construct meaning from all they observe. Join us on one of the following Monday mornings for a workshop designed to help little nature lovers become Super Duper Outdoor Explorers. Participants will develop an awareness of the sights, sounds and colors of spring through hands-on explorations that will engage all of their senses.

All activities are designed to support foundational learning skills in mathematics, science, literacy, visual-spatial reasoning, observation, and memory.

All Tiny Explorer workshops are held from 9-10 a.m., rain or shine, at The Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Fall 2017 Dates

October 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13

Space is limited to 14 children each week. We ask that you select only 1 workshop per child.

Registration Opening Soon

Tiny Explorer Workshop Activities

Spring 2017 Workshops

Let's Plant!
Decorate pots, plant perennial flower seeds, and then watch your flowers grow at home in a sunny window.

My Make Believe Garden
Children will actively plan and play as they build pretend flower beds using blocks and artificial flowers.

How Do Flowers Move?
After listening to a book about Spring, children will engage in a fun movement activity.

Spring Collages
Children will make nature collages using spring flowers, grasses and seeds.

Sensational Seeds
With their hands and garden shovels, children will have the opportunity to explore mounds of flower seeds.

Sing & Dance into Spring
Enjoy music and rhythm in the spring air.