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Category Archive for 'No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood'

by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer camp! Don’t those words just make you smile? Rest assured, the 4- and 5-year-olds in the Growing Minds and Wow Your Senses camps are smiling, too! And while it’s obvious they are having fun, the casual observer might not realize that they are also learning – learning […]

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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Nature isn’t limited to three seasons – and neither are nature walks. Winter is a delightful time to explore the great outdoors as a family or with a group of youngsters. A winter hike reveals nature’s cold-weather mysteries and seasonal trends. Leafless trees bare their trunks […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When most people think of orchids,  they don’t think of something that’s kid-friendly. We’re about to change that!  We want to let Richmond Families know, it’s not just the Children’s Garden that is kid -friendly at Lewis Ginter. We’ve put a whole family-focus on Orchids Galore!,  […]

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Text & photos by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever played “I Spy” in the Garden? Some of our youngest guests spent the winter ‘spying’ amazing animals, trees, blooms, habitats, and botanical treasures as part of our preschool Young Buds program. As diligent and thoughtful scientists, the enthusiastic 3- […]

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By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you probably know, here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we love education. And in turn that means we love teachers too! I’ve written about it before. But I keep coming back to it, because our mission in everything we do here at the […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The other day, I was walking through the Garden and I saw the longest, cutest, snake of a line of children who were wide eyed as they followed Krissi, one of our educators, through the Garden. The Garden wasn’t in full bloom of course, […]

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My teacher husband wrote a great blog post on the Garden’s recent Dinner in the Garden for Teachers that Lewis Ginter hosted as part of our No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood symposium, so, I’ll let you read about Jane Kirkland, our keynote speaker and her wonderfully funny and inspiring story on […]

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My 8-year-old daughter came home from school this week incredibly excited about a dirt-baby she created.  After imagining her sneaking off during recess to the mud  pile behind the playground and creating some kind of snowman-like creature out of mud, I realized she was talking about a class project where she got to take old […]

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