Unique Programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at
The NY Botanical Garden Pofessional Development For Teachers
the new “A Teacher’s Guide to the Everett Children’s Adventure
Garden, Making Informal Learning Fun,” designed to help maximize
the educational experience of a visit to the Adventure Garden
for the teacher and students before, during and after a class
trip. The Guide provides background science information, lists
Web sites and literature resources related to each topic, and
provides a variety of easy to implement activities that create
a conceptual link between the field trip and classroom learning.
Schedule a class trip to the Adventure Garden and receive a free
copy of the guide or download a copy at www.nybg.ord/chil_edu/
Are you an educator interested in learning about The New York
Botanical Garden and how to make use of its myriad resources?
Learn how to use the Garden as an extension of your classroom.
There are myriad topics to choose from–rain forest ecology to
desert ecology to wetland and pond ecology. Alternatively the
Garden’s staff will customize a program that accommodates the
specific needs of your group. One unit of New York City Board
of Education New Teacher Credit is earned for each hour of seminar
training and participation in the summer intensives earns three
salary differentiated “G” credits.
and School Programming
In addition to our staff development programs we have special
weekends at the Adventure Garden that encourage children and families
to learn about plant science in a fun and engaging way.
Treats–Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Garden is a burst of fall color. Birds, rabbits and chipmunks
enjoy the bounty of seeds and fruit. Find the flowers that bloom
in fall and make an arrangement to grace the Thanksgiving table
at home. Make cornhusk dolls and turkeys, design a fall foliage
mural, and create a Thanksgiving centerpiece with seasonal plants,
berries and nuts. At 2 p.m. on Saturday children and families
enjoy stories of Harvest Tales by Kim Bendheim. On Sunday, from
11a.m.–2p.m. children make harvest origami.
For more information please call (718) 817-8181 to register for
Professional Development programs or to schedule your class for
a field trip. For information on Garden hours please call (718)
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden has been made possible by
the leadership generosity of Edith and Henry Everett.
Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001.
Tel: (212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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