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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
July7/26/2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Giant Silk Moths! – Family Workshop
We know that honeybees are important pollinators, but what about the rest of the insects? In celebration of our native pollinators and National Moth Week, join local naturalist Bob Palmatier to explore the secret lives of Giant Silk Moths and their enormous, colorful caterpillars - along with other amazing creepy crawlies found buzzing around on warm summer nights - and put the question right to them! Do YOU have anything to do with pollination?
7/31/2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature Tales: 'Flutter By Butterfly'
Listen to nature-themed books and enjoy hands-on explorations in the gardens. Program is held rain or shine. Adult chaperone must remain with child at all times. No more than 3 children per adult, please!
August8/14/2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature Tales: 'Fairy Tales'
Listen to nature-themed books and enjoy hands-on explorations in the gardens. Program is held rain or shine. Adult chaperone must remain with child at all times. No more than 3 children per adult, please!
September9/9/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Wiggly Worms'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
9/13/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Wiggly Worms'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
9/23/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Sensational Spiders'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
9/24/2014
1:30 PM - 10/29/2014 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature!
Learning comes naturally for 4 & 5 year-olds during this popular, fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for the natural world through hands-on activities, nature hikes, stories, crafts, and group play. Preschoolers will learn about the marvels of changing colors, flying seeds, and migrating animals through hands-on activities, nature walks, puppet shows, stories, crafts, and group play. Snack provided. Homeschoolers welcome!
9/27/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Sensational Spiders'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
9/27/2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monarch and the Milkweed – Family Workshop
It’s that magical time of year! Monarch butterflies are in the midst of their incredible journey south to wintering grounds in Mexico. Explore monarch's amazing relationship with the milkweed plant (discovered by William Bartram), discover the amazing life of this colorful insect with live specimens, learn how to tag butterflies for citizen science project Monarch Watch, and find out how you can help bring back the monarchs! Each participant will receive a special plant to take home. $12 ages 5+ with adult (NCBG Members $10.50)
October10/7/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Who Lives in a Tree'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
10/11/2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Magic in the Garden - Family Event
In partnership with Kidzu Children's Museum... The young and young-at-heart are invited to join us for an enchanting morning of family fun in the Children’s Wonder Garden! Build homes for fairies, elves, and other wee folk using natural materials, craft your own wings and leaf crown, listen to stories, plant a magical seed, and more. Bring your imagination and love of nature… and come dressed in your most magical costume!
10/21/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Woolly Bears'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
10/25/2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Green Monsters: Meet the Carnivorous Plants – Family Workshop
Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sundews… oh my! Learn about the secret lives of native carnivorous plants. Meet live specimens, dissect pitcher plants, and find out how you can keep some green monsters in your own backyard. We’ll even give you a special plant to take home to get you started.
November11/4/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Animal Tails'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
11/8/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Animal Tails'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
11/18/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Terrific Turkeys'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
11/20/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sweet Peas 'Terrific Turkeys'
Share a morning of discovery with your growing “sweet pea” and nurture their natural curiosity for the world around them. Each class will focus on a different nature theme, and may include stories, songs, mini-hikes, crafts, and puppets.
 
 

For registration questions or feedback, please contact the Registrar: 
email: ncbgregistrar@unc.edu
phone: 919-843-8524 

NORTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN
phone: 919-962-0522
fax: 919-962-3531

general email: ncbg@unc.edu
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