Children's Garden & Education
Garden Explorations and Workshops
Summer Survival Series
First Saturdays. June, July and August; 10 – 11:30 am
This series combines outdoor adventure, teamwork, and nature awareness to teach families basic survival skills for the outdoors.
Suggested Age Range; 6 -12.
This series is also an excellent opportunity for scout groups and homeschool!
Registration Required. $12 per child plus Garden admission for all participants. To register call 262-9887 ext. 322.
Shelter Building | June 1
Everyone loves building forts, but building a sturdy shelter for the outdoors requires some expertise! Learn how to build a top quality survival shelter out of branches, leaves, and other natural materials. Each participating family will make and take home a clay replica of their large survival shelter.
Go Geocaching | July 6
Geocaching! It’s a fun, technology-enhanced scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Learn about geocaching equipment, geocaching etiquette, and how to get started. Together we will hunt for caches around the Garden then create and install a new cache for others to find. Each family will craft a personalized trinket to add to the cache. If you have a handheld GPS but don’t know how to use it, bring it and learn how.
Pick your Poison | August 3
Join us as we survey the Garden discovering the many commonly found plants that can be used medicinally and, importantly, learn which plants to avoid. Families will learn how to identify poisonous plants in all seasons, and learn what to do if they are encountered. We will brew tea from herbs gathered from the forest, make a poultice from common lawn weeds, and craft jewelweed soap.