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Programs

Programs


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Friday, May 1

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

Theme of the Day: "The Garden Habitat"-Who lives 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: Friday, May 15

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

Theme of the Day: "Wonderful Worms"

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 Program for ages 3-5: Friday, May 29

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)


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Summer Series for Ages 3-5 with Erika Huber: June 16-August 25

Alternating Tuesdays, June - August  (June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11, 25) 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

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. Register for the whole six-week series for a discounted price.

Erika Huber is the Youth and Family Program Coordinator for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She has eight years of experience teaching children in the outdoors. Erika holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Whole Series Price: $124 Members; $160 Nonmembers (includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult)

 


Little Diggers Gardening and Nature Program for Ages 3-5: Tuesday, June 16

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Sensational Seeds!"-Exploring the Life Cycle of Plants

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, June 30

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Theme of the Day: "Signs of Summer"-Exploring Seasonal Changes 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, 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)