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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
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.
9/20/2014
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: 'Diggin' Fall Vegetables'
Learn which vegetables to grow in fall and help us get the garden ready for planting! Children will help prepare beds and plant seeds, make their own “seed tape” to take home, and sample a few treats from the fall garden.
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
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.
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
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 corn husk doll 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!
10/18/2014
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: 'Pumpkin Harvest'
Explore what’s growing in the fall garden and help us harvest mini pumpkins! Each child will decorate their own pumpkin to take home, hear stories about pumpkin life cycle, and sample a garden treat.
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
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
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. This plant was one of many found by famous explorer and naturalist William Bartram. 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.
11/15/2014
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: 'Scarecrows'
We need a scarecrow to keep pests out of the vegetable garden! Help us build a scarecrow, explore and taste from the fall garden, and learn about some of the animals just as interested in the plants as we are!
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.
11/22/2014
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.
December12/6/2014
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Workshop: Natural Ornaments
Decorate for the holidays naturally with acorns, pinecones, milkweed pods, and more! Use your imagination to craft your own unique ornament with materials that nature supplies. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate to celebrate your creative work. All materials included.
12/13/2014
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: 'Ready for Winter'
Winter is coming and we need help putting the vegetable garden to bed! Learn about what happens to a garden in winter, what work needs to be done to be ready for spring, and enjoy planting some cold season veggies. We will also have the opportunity to sample garden treats.
 
 

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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