Programs
Programs

Programs


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Tuesday, July 14

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Tops and Bottoms"-Investigating Plant Parts from Tops to Bottoms

Preschoolers will have fun gardening and exploring nature in this parent-and-child program. Children will learn all about seeds, flowers, vegetables and animals through stories, crafts, and planting activities in our Learning Garden and greenhouse. We'll also take time each session to explore the garden habitat, searching high and low for its animal residents. Each class will include a project to take home. 

Price: $22 Members; $28 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult)


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Tuesday, July 28

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Pollinators!"

Preschoolers will have fun gardening and exploring nature in this parent-and-child program. Children will learn all about seeds, flowers, vegetables and animals through stories, crafts, and planting activities in our Learning Garden and greenhouse. We'll also take time each session to explore the garden habitat, searching high and low for its animal residents. Each class will include a project to take home. 

Price: $22 Members; $28 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult)

 


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Tuesday, August 11

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Garden Detectives"-Looking for Signs of Life in the Garden

Preschoolers will have fun gardening and exploring nature in this parent-and-child program. Children will learn all about seeds, flowers, vegetables and animals through stories, crafts, and planting activities in our Learning Garden and greenhouse. We'll also take time each session to explore the garden habitat, searching high and low for its animal residents. Each class will include a project to take home. 

Price: $22 Members; $28 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult)

 


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Tuesday, August 25

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Five Senses"-Learning How Our Senses Help Us to Explore the Garden

Preschoolers will have fun gardening and exploring nature in this parent-and-child program. Children will learn all about seeds, flowers, vegetables and animals through stories, crafts, and planting activities in our Learning Garden and greenhouse. We'll also take time each session to explore the garden habitat, searching high and low for its animal residents. Each class will include a project to take home. 

Price: $22 Members; $28 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult)

 


Garden Quest: For the Birds! (Ages 4-8)

Thursday, July 2
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   


Let's go questing for birds!  We'll venture into the Gardens and surrounding forests to search for our feathered friends.  Children will learn to identify a few common birds by their calls, practice eating like a bird and learn about the unique ways these amazing animals can survive in different habitats.  We'll also make a little something just for the birds!

Price: $11 Members; $14 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission)


Garden Quest: Magical Plants! (Ages 5-9)

Thursday, July 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   


This quest will take children on a journey through the Gardens to discover some of our most magical plants.  We'll visit flowers where fairies hide, unearth the magical powers of some of our summer blooms and herbs and craft a crown to make the wearer invisible.  

Price: $11 Members; $14 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission) 


Garden Quest: Bugs Galore! (Ages 4-8)

Monday, August 17
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   


If your child loves all things creepy crawly, they will have a blast on this garden quest!  Join us as we search above and below ground for the gardens smallest residents.  Through games and observations, children will learn about insect adaptations and create their own insects to take home.  

Price: $11 Members; $14 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission) 


Prehistoric Plants with Jon Wallace (All Ages)

Monday, July 27
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   

Long before animals made it to land and dinosaurs ruled the Earth, plants paved the way for life to evolve on land.  Join us for this family friendly class as we learn about plants through geologic time, examine a diversity of plant fossils and make a 380-million-year-old coal ball peel of a fossilized plant to take home and explore.

Price: $8 Child Member/$14 Adult Member; $10 Child Nonmember/$18 Adult Nonmember (includes Gardens admission) 


Wabanaki Basketmaking Demonstration and Weaving Workshop with Sarah Sockbeson (Ages 6 & Up)

Thursday, July 23
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   


Join Sarah Sockbeson, basketmaker and member of the Penobscot Indian Nation, as she demonstrates the steps involved in creating traditional Wabanaki baskets.  Children will then try their hand at the art of weaving with plants as they make their own woven ash and sweetgrass bookmark. 

Price: $22 Child Member; $28 Child Nonmember (includes Gardens admission)