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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
June
6/27/2016 9:00 AM - 7/1/2016 12:00 PM
Garden Safari - Summer Camp (ages 4-5)
Registration Closed
Curious preschoolers will love this camp, designed to provide playful, hands-on experiences with the natural world in a small group setting. Young campers will use all of their senses as we explore who lives in the garden through nature walks, arts/crafts, stories, puppet shows, and group play. Snack included. Session has 10 campers. Fee: $135 ($120 'Household' members)
July
7/11/2016 9:00 AM - 7/15/2016 3:00 PM
Habitat Explorers - Summer Camp (ages 6-7)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
The garden, forest, and ponds are teeming with life in summer! From tadpoles to Venus fly traps, come discover the awesome diversity of plants and animals that call North Carolina home. Campers will investigate the life cycles, adaptations, and habitats of our native neighbors through hands-on explorations, plant and animal encounters, games, stories, and crafts. Learn how everything is connected in our wonderful “backyard”. Session has 16 campers. Fee: $270 ($240 'Household' members)
7/18/2016 9:00 AM - 7/22/2016 3:00 PM
Habitat Explorers - Summer Camp (ages 6-7)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
The garden, forest, and ponds are teeming with life in summer! From tadpoles to Venus fly traps, come discover the awesome diversity of plants and animals that call North Carolina home. Campers will investigate the life cycles, adaptations, and habitats of our native neighbors through hands-on explorations, plant and animal encounters, games, stories, and crafts. Learn how everything is connected in our wonderful “backyard”. Session has 16 campers. Fee: $270 ($240 'Household' members)
7/23/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Flower Power'
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
8/1/2016 9:00 AM - 8/5/2016 3:00 PM
Junior Naturalists - Summer Camp (ages 8-10)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Whether your child is interested in plants, bugs, or birds, this is the camp for kids who love nature! Campers spend the week honing their naturalist skills and developing an understanding of ecology by getting their hands dirty exploring the Garden’s woodlands and wetlands. Sweep net for insects, catch crayfish and test water quality at Morgan Creek, bird-watch, learn wild uses of plants, and keep a nature journal. Guest naturalists and field trips to off-site Garden preserves will enrich our nature study and fun! Session has 16 campers. Fee: $270 ($240 'Household' members)
8/8/2016 9:00 AM - 8/12/2016 12:00 PM
Art of Nature - Summer Camp (ages 8-12)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Learn how nature illustrators sketch and color wildflowers, birds, frogs, and more while exploring the Garden with artist and naturalist Bob Palmatier. Campers will create their own works of art using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, and learn the techniques of professional nature illustrators. Each child will have a notebook of sketches, paintings, and a piece of their nature art matted for framing by week's end! Session has 12 campers. Fee: $170 ($150 'Household' members), includes take-home art kit
8/27/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Hooray for Hummingbirds'
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
9/28/2016 1:30 PM - 11/9/2016 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature - FOR KIDS!
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)