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Youth and Family programs

  
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 GIFT CERTIFICATES
Share your love for the mission of the North Carolina Botanical Garden with a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. Gift certificates never expire and can be used toward registration in any of our hundreds of programs, or even toward enrollment in one of our certificate programs!
July7/18/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Hooray for Hummingbirds'
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. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.
August8/15/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Flower Power'
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. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.
September9/19/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Flutterby Butterfly'
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. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.
9/26/2015
1:00 PM - 10/17/2015 4:00 PM
Nature Illustration for Kids: 'Butterflies, Bees, and Blossoms'
Learn to identify and illustrate our local butterflies and bees collecting nectar and pollen from late summer wildflowers. Students will hone skills in watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil, using materials and techniques of professional nature illustrators to compose works of art that celebrate our pollinators! Each child will receive an art kit and conclude with two matted illustrations. Course is taught by naturalist and children's book illustrator Bob Palmatier. Fee: $140 ($125 members), includes student art kit (value $35) NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
9/30/2015
1:30 PM - 11/4/2015 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. This fall, Bluets will learn about the marvels of changing colors, flying seeds, and migrating animals. Snack provided. Homeschoolers welcome! $105 ($95 NCBG members) *NOTE: This is a drop-off program*
October10/3/2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monarch Magic!
It’s that magical time of year! Monarch butterflies are in the midst of their incredible journey south to wintering grounds in Mexico. Discover the amazing life cycle 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 child will receive a special plant to take home. NOTE: Adult chaperone required. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members); no fee for accompanying adult
 
 

For questions about particular courses (pre-requisites, supplies, materials, inclement weather, etc.) please contact the instructor.

For questions about the Certificate Programs (either Botanical Art and Illustration or Native Plant Studies) please contact the Director of Education:
email: easterli@email.unc.edu
p
hone: 919-962-9460

For questions or feedback about registration, please contact the Registration Assistant: 
email: ncbgregistration@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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