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Summer Fun in the Sun!

2014 Youth Education Programs 

Garden Club and Youth classes require pre-registration. No day-of registration. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Cost:

Single Class: $7 for members/$8 for non-members

Full Season Package: $30 for members/ $40 for non-members.

Middle School Garden Club

Grades 6, 7, 8

Learn all about gardening!

June 4th, 3:00-4:30

June 25th, 3:00-4:30

July 16th, 3:00-4:30

$30/members, $40/non-members

Full-Season registration only

Middle School Garden Club Season
 
Season Youth Education Classes
 

Silly Sprouts:Classes for children ages 3, 4 & 5

9:00-10:00 a.m. Tuesday or Thursdays

Parent/Guardian is required to stay during class.

June 17 or 19: Slithering Snakes

Thankful to have a new pet snake for the summer, in our very first session, we will learn all about those slimy, slithering snakes!

Silly Sprouts: Slithering Snakes

 

June 24 or 26: Dragonflies Go By

What are those winged creatures that fly around near the water? Learn all about the beautiful, shimmering dragonfly, and go on your own scavenger hunt! Bring your camera to take photos!

Silly Sprouts: Dragonflies Go By

July 8 or 10: Talking Turtle

What’s an animal that is really slow and has a hard shell it can hide inside? A turtle, of course! Come listen to songs and stories about turtles and complete some fun turtle shell activities!

Silly Sprouts: Talking Turtle

July 15 or 17: Friendly Fish

One of the biggest Children’s Garden attractions is our Koi Fish Pond! Let’s take a peek at our friends and then have some fishy fun!

Silly Sprouts: Friendly Fish

July 22 or 24: Buzzing Bees

Scared of bees? No need! These beautiful creatures are crucial to the survival of all life on Earth! Learn about these wonderful fuzzy, buzzy friends.

Silly Sprouts: Buzzing Bees

July 29 or July 31: Bats in the Belfry

What are those flying creatures lurking in the night? Come learn about these nocturnal creatures that might be scary, but are important to our lives!

Silly Sprouts: Bats in the Belfry

 

Super Seedlings:Classes for ages 6, 7 & 8

10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays

Parent/Guardian is not required to stay during class

June 17 or 19: Mud, Glorious Mud

Every kid LOVES playing in the dirt! Let’s get our hands dirty and learn about the different types of soil! (Wear appropriate clothes!)

Super Seedlings: Mud, Glorious Mud

June 24 or 26: Wiggly Worms

Worms are wonderful to have in the garden! They build tunnels through the dirt and turn waste into fertilizer! Learn all about the process of “vermicomposting” in this wiggly session!

Super Seedlings: Wiggly Worms

July 8 or 10: Wet Water

Water is the building block of life. In this lesson, we will explore the age, states and cycles of water. And if it’s a hot day, bring a suit to have some water fun!

Super Seedlings: Wet Water

July 15 or 17: Roots Up

Every flower in our garden first started as a tiny seed. We will explore the composition of a seed, from what it looks like to why different seeds attract different pollinators!

Super Seedlings: Roots Up

July 22 or 24: Lifted Lorax

Do you matter to the world? Of course you do! Every decision can help or hurt the world around us. Let the Lorax teach you about making positive decisions and help you “grow” a truffula tree!

Super Seedlings: Lifted Lorax

July 29 or July31: Sun Beams

After a hard winter, let’s spend some time learning about our favorite summertime splendor: the Sun! Learn to use a sundial and how the Sun helps us every day!

Super Seedlings: Sun Beams

 

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