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Upcoming Event
12/5/2015 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Natural Ornaments - FOR KIDS!
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
For ages 4-12 with accompanying adult. Decorate for the holidays naturally with acorns, pine cones, 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. Note: Adult chaperone required. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult
12/12/2015 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'When It Gets C-c-c-old' - FOR KIDS!
For ages 3-5 with 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
1/27/2016 1:30 PM - 2/17/2016 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature - FOR KIDS!
Wednesdays, Jan 27 - Feb 17 (4 sessions); 1:30-3:30 PM. For ages 4-5. Learning comes naturally for preschoolers during this popular, fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for the natural world. Children will learn about winter weather, how plants and animals survive the cold, and more through hands-on activities, nature walks, puppet shows, stories, crafts, and group play. Snack provided. Homeschoolers welcome! NOTE: This is a drop-off program. Fee: $72 ($64 members)
2/13/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Winter Backyard Birds - FAMILY WORKSHOP
It’s National Bird Feeding Month! From yellow-bellied sapsuckers to Carolina chickadees, learn to identify common winter birds by sight and sound. We’ll visit our bird-feeding station for up-close encounters and make recycled feeders to take home. Find out how you can attract birds to your backyard and participate as a citizen scientist in Project FeederWatch. NOTE: Adult chaperone required. Nuts / seeds will be present. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult
3/5/2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Vernal Pool Wonders - FAMILY WORKSHOP
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. Note: Adult chaperone required. Dress for the outdoors. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult