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Youth and Family programs

  
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February2/28/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Salamander, Wake Up!'
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child please. Non-registered siblings are not permitted.

March3/3/2015
3:30 PM - 4/28/2015 5:15 PM
Blazing Stars: Afterschool Nature Club
Calling all young nature enthusiasts! Join us for this after-school series designed to connect children to plants and nature. We’ll explore the many wonders of the spring season – from salamanders to bud-burst to migrating birds. Hands-on activities, nature hikes, games, and crafts make learning fun and engaging. This program offers an exciting complement to your child’s science education. NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
3/8/2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Vernal Pool Wonders
Chorus frogs, dragonfly larvae, and spotted salamanders … oh my! Nature is waking up in the garden’s vernal pools. These spring nurseries are swimming with life in early spring. Peek into the ponds with dip nets, meet live critters, and learn about the wonders and mysteries of life in a vernal pool. Dress for the outdoors. No fee for accompanying adult. NOTE: Adult chaperone required.
3/14/2015
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: Diggin’ Spring Vegetables
Learn which vegetables to grow in spring and help us get the garden ready for planting! Children will help prepare beds, plant seeds, learn how to make recycled pots to take home, and enjoy a story. Dress for outdoors. No fee for accompanying adult. NOTE: Adult chaperone required.
3/18/2015
1:30 PM - 4/29/2015 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature
Learning comes naturally for 4 and 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 ‘dig in’ to the vegetable garden, dip in the pond for tadpoles, observe birds up-close, and more. Healthy snack provided. *NOTE: This is a drop-off program.*
3/28/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'I Spy Spring'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child please. Non-registered siblings are not permitted.
April4/25/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'We Love Trees'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.
4/25/2015
1:00 PM - 5/16/2015 4:00 PM
Nature Illustration for Kids
'Life Among the Hardwoods' - Our eastern hardwood forests support an incredible diversity of plant and animal life: furred raccoons, skunks, and flying squirrels; scaled or moist-skinned tree frogs, garter snakes, and salamanders; often hidden from us under a carpet of leaves or beneath logs slowly returning to soil; colored by the moist blues and greens of moss, lichen, and forest plants like trillium and wild ginger. Walk the Garden’s forest trails with sketchbook and artist's pencil in hand during 4 successive spring Saturdays as tree buds open and wildflowers emerge, and learn how to compose paintings and illustrations of this natural beauty in watercolor, pen and ink, using professional art materials and techniques. Each student will conclude the class with at least two matted illustrations. Course is taught by naturalist and children's book illustrator Bob Palmatier. NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
May5/30/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Around the Pond'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.
 
 

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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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