Wrap Up Autumn at The New York Botanical Garden
fall season is coming to a close but there is still so much
on display for all to see. Reds, yellows and other colors in
between are shimmering on the trees, vying for attention. Visitors
can check out other autumn highlights such as bright red berries
peeking out from the shrubs and plump orange pumpkins. In addition
to the autumn activities the Garden is also gearing up for
the holiday season in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In celebration of the seasons the Everett Children’s Adventure
Garden—a unique 12-acre indoor/outdoor science museum for children—is
offering fun activities for children and their families.
Birds of Fall: Going on now through November 16, 2003. Observe
our winged visitors before some say good-bye for the winter.
Children investigate these feathery inhabitants in the Adventure
Garden. They learn to look and listen for our special guests
and investigate their amazing diversity of feathers and habitat.
Activities include making a bird’s nest and a bird feeder to
take home, start a birding journal, and discover the amazing
diversity of feathers, eggs, nests, and songs.
of a Plant Scientist in the Bendheim Herbarium—Friday,
November 21, 2003-April 2004.
An exhibit in the Bendheim Global Greenhouse in the Adventure
Garden invites children to explore what life is like for a
traveling plant scientist. Children sit in a botanist’s tent,
use scientific tools, read jungle field journals, and contribute
field drawings to the Garden’s wall journal.
Adventures in the Adventure Garden—Friday,
November 21 through Sunday, January
11, 2004. This holiday season children and their families
learn different plants and the plant parts that go into making
this scrumptious holiday delicacy. Discover that cinnamon comes
from the bark of the tree and ginger root from an underground
stem. Children and their families experience hands-on fun grinding
pieces of different plant parts–raw sugar, cloves, wheat seeds,
and bits of ginger. Children make field notebooks and fill
it with plant parts, investigate the different plant parts
used in a gingerbread recipe under a microscope, make spice
scented herbal sachets and decorative ornaments to bring home.
Everyone ends the gingerbread experience by decorating a gingerbread
cookie with icing and tasting the final scrumptious product!
Trains and Treats in the Adventure Garden—Friday
November 21, 2003 - Friday, January
into the holiday treat gingerbread in the Adventure Garden,
where students discover the plant parts in gingerbread and
taste a gingerbread treat.
Botanists, a drop-in program for 2-5 year olds Tuesday–Friday,
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. is where preschoolers learn their
ABC’s. Children get creative and explore fun words that go
with each letter.
11-21: W is for Wood, Wings, and Woodpeckers; November
25-December 5: X is for Xylem and X-treme gardens.#
day the Garden offers something new for children to investigate.
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.
Update, Inc., P.O. Box 1588, New York, NY 10159.
Tel: (212) 477-5600. Fax: (212) 477-5893. Email: email@example.com.
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