Power “Rules” this Month in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
at The New York Botanical Garden
Flower Power-June 14-September
14, 2003, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Visit the Adventure Garden and experience the dizzying diversity
of color, fragrance, shape, and size found among our blossoms
during this summer’s floral festival. See beautiful flower sculptures
combined with nature’s own bounty. Children match the hummingbird,
bee, butterfly or beetle paper pollinator as they travel from
one tempting flower to the next, investigating which flowers their
pollinator creature likes best and why. Additional activities
include dissecting live flowers and studying them under microscopes,
crafting paper flowers, and exploring the Adventure Garden on
captivating flower hunts.
For Camp And School Groups: What better place to enjoy the beauty
of the season? Camp groups are dazzled by the wonders of the natural
world in the Garden’s 250 acres, including two gardens designed
especially for children. The one-of-a-kind Adventure Garden is
a unique 12-acre indoor-outdoor museum where children explore,
discover, and experience plant science in a fun and engaging way,
and the Howell Family Garden is a place where children dig, plant
and compost. Kids also learn about plants and enjoy nature in
the garden’s individual garden plots, playful theme gardens, the
meadow, and a compost facility filled with red wiggler worms!
Call to register today! Groups select from a lineup of exciting
summer programs: Flower Power in the Everett Children’s Adventure
Garden, How Does Your Garden Grow? Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden,
Guided Walks of the Garden Grounds or in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory,
Self-led Tours of the Garden Grounds.
Pea Pod Explorers-for children ages 2-5, through June 27: Two
or four session programs in the Adventure Garden for pre-K school
groups. Pea Pod Explorers learn about nature’s life cycles while
participating in activities including singing, storytelling, and
scavenger hunts, planting, and making experiments to take back
to the classroom. Participants in the four-session program also
plant a group garden. Hand lenses and achievement certificates
are awarded to each child at the end of the program. For more
information or to register call (718) 817-8181.
Teachers: Expanded! Teacher Training: Summer Institutes
by scientists and educators, The Sara Lee Schupf Summer Institutes
provide a weeklong immersion in ecology and plant science. Participants
in this dynamic program discover the thrill of science through
field-tested, hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Teachers discover
how to make the Garden an extension of their classroom, while
enriching the curriculum with award-winning resources. Seedlings
Workshop for teachers of grades K-2, July 7-11 and NEW! July 14-18.
Saplings Workshop for teachers of grades 3-5, July 21-25 and NEW!
July 28- August 1
Participation in the Summer Institutes is limited and competitive.
There are three options for credit: Thirty units of New York City
Department of Education New Teacher Credit. Three “G” in-service
credits from the New York City Department of Education. Two graduate
credits in education through CUNY Lehman College.
Additional fee and requirements apply for “G” and graduate credits.
For more information, or to register call (718) 817-8177.
Ongoing: There is always something to do at the Garden. Every
day the Garden inspires children to investigate the world of plants,
explore nature, and discover the thrill of science. Children have
fun while learning about plant science in an engaging, hands-on
way with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as dissecting
flowers, pressing plants in the herbarium, using microscopes and
hand lenses to study plant parts, and take-home activities including
making a nature field notebook to record observations, leaf rubbings,
and plant and flower sketches, nature art and seasonal crafts.#
a full listing of family fun activities go to www.nybgorg/family/famevents.htm.
For more information call (718) 817-8700 or visit us on the web
at www.nybg.org. The Everett
Children’s Adventure Garden has been made possible by the leadership
generosity of Edith and Henry Everett.
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