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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
July
7/23/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Flower Power'
Registration Closed
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Share a morning of nature discovery with your little one! Explore the plants, animals, and seasonal changes in the Garden with hands-on activities, crafts, and stories. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
August
8/27/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Hooray for Hummingbirds' - FOR KIDS!
Registration Closed
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Zip! Zoom! Slurp! Celebrate the amazing little Ruby-Throated Hummingbird with stories, craft, play, and hands-on exploration in the summer blooming garden. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
September
9/16/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
[CANCELLED] Little Sprouts 'Crazy Caterpillars' - FOR KIDS!
Registration Closed
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Who’s munching? Hungry caterpillars are getting ready to transform into butterflies or find the right place for a long winter’s sleep. Join us for up-close encounters with live caterpillars and the plants they love to eat, enjoy a story and craft, and hands-on walk through the garden. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
9/21/2016 1:30 PM - 11/9/2016 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature - FOR KIDS!
Registration Closed
Wednesdays, Sept 28 - Nov 9 (8 sessions); 1:30-3:30 pm For ages 4-5. Learning comes naturally during this fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for the natural world and science. Preschoolers will discover the marvels of changing colors, flying seeds and migrating animals through hands-on activities, outdoor explorations, stories, crafts and group play. Snack provided. NOTE: This is a drop-off program. Fee: $135 ($120 members)
October
10/1/2016 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
It's Pumpkin Time! - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 1
For ages 5-10 with accompanying adult. Explore the vegetable patch for pumpkins, hear stories about gourd life cycle and uses, try pumpkin seeds, and decorate a mini-pumpkin to take home! Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
10/7/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Seeds on the Move'
Spaces Remaining: 8
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Whether by wind, water, fur or exploding pod, seeds are on the move in the fall. Explore how and why seeds travel with stories, craft, play and hands-on walk through the garden. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
10/9/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Raptors Live!
Spaces Remaining: 140
Meet live birds of prey, such as hawks, owls and vultures, during this interactive presentation by CLAWS. Learn about the habitat needs, adaptations, diet, and unique “job” of each raptor in the environment and how we can help and cohabitate with these amazing birds. Audience members are encouraged to participate by asking and answering questions, and, at times, help with the animals. Fee: $12 ($10 NCBG members). FREE for children 12 & under.
10/16/2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discovering Magic in the Garden - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 66
For ages 3+ with accompanying adult. The young and young-at-heart are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on nature activities, including carnivorous plants, leaf crowns, bird games and crafts, fairy and gnome home building, scavenger hunt, and more. Bring your imagination and love of nature… and come dressed in your most magical or favorite plant or animal costume! Fee, per child: $10; no fee for accompanying adult
10/29/2016 1:30 PM - 11/19/2016 4:30 PM
Nature Illustration for Kids: Birds! Birds! Birds! – FOR KIDS
Spaces Remaining: 3
Saturdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, and 19; 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (4 sessions) For ages 8-12. Kids will learn to identify, draw and paint some of our most common birds, from the tiny chickadee to the red-crested cardinal to the night-time hunter the Barred Owl, as well as the native plants our feathered friends depend on for food and shelter. Classes include time outside sketching. Each student will receive an art kit and finish the course with at least one matted painting to take home. Fee: $140 ($125 Members), includes student art kit
November
11/5/2016 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Garlic Planting Party - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 5
For ages 5-10 with accompanying adult. Join us as we dig in to garlic and the Allium family, learn to identify its parts and many uses, how to plant and care for garlic, and take home your own seed! We’ll also harvest the last of the fall vegetables and plant cover crops to put the garden to bed for winter. Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
11/11/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Terrific Turkeys' - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 6
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Gobble, gobble... it’s turkey time! Learn about the big, spectacular wild turkey with fun stories, craft, play, and hands-on walk through the fall forest. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
11/12/2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Build-a-Birdhouse Workshop - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 8
For ages 6-12 with accompanying adult. Birds make their nests and raise their babies in all kinds of places – high on a tree branch or hidden in a shrub, on the ground or in a hole in a dead tree. Join New Hope Audubon to learn step-by-step how to build a home tweet home for the Eastern Bluebird and how you can help protect this handsome, cavity-nesting songbird by putting up a birdhouse. Fee: $15 ($13.50 Members); no fee for accompanying adult (supplies included)
11/19/2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Edible Ornaments for the Birds – FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 7
For ages 5-12 with accompanying adult. It can be a challenge for songbirds to find food during the winter. This holiday season, decorate outdoor trees with edible ornaments and give the birds and other wildlife the gift of a delicious holiday feast! We’ll start with a reading of Night Tree by Eve Bunting and then create natural treats from pinecones to popcorn to hang in the Bird Garden and for you to take home. Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
December
12/10/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Owl Prowl - FOR FAMILIES!
Spaces Remaining: 5
For ages 6-12 with accompanying adult. Whooo’s there? In early winter, local owls are preparing to build nests and raise families. Learn what kinds of owls live here, their habits and nocturnal adaptations, enjoy the classic story Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, dissect owl pellets to discover what and how they eat, and go for a moonlit stroll to practice calling for owls! Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
12/16/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Owl Babies' - FOR KIDS!
Spaces Remaining: 7
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Owls are building nests and getting ready to raise babies. Join us for some favorite owl stories, learn owl calls, make a craft, and search for owl homes on a walk through the forest. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair