Learning for Families & Children
Storytime for Children
Beloved volunteer Pat Jeremiah, hosts Storytime from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays all year long. Pat reads selections from the Story Barn collection of 300 books and some of her own favorites. Storytime goers meet in the Story Barn through October, then in the Bosarge Family Education Center for the rest of the fall and winter. Storytime also includes simple activities and lively conversation. No need to register, just stop by and stay as long as you like. Storytime is included with Gardens admission through October and free during the winter months.
Nature Adventure Camp for Ages 4-5 with Karen Jones
Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Our summer nature camps provide fun and enriching opportunities for young people to learn about the natural world. Week-long, half-day sessions fully engage children in an outdoor setting, while encouraging imagination and creativity through garden walks, stories, games, arts and crafts and nature-related projects. New, exploration-filled activities will take us on adventures throughout the gardens and surrounding forests. By the end of the week, Nature Adventurers will be well on their way to becoming young naturalists!
Karen Jones is the Camp Coordinator for the Gardens. Karen brings with her over ten years of teaching experience working with children of all ages, especially pre-kindergarten. She holds a bachelor's degree in Math/Science with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a master's degree in Leadership and Policy in Early Childhood Education, both from Wheelock College.