into Fun at the New York Botanical Garden
what seems like the blink of an eye, summer has ended. But
the excitement of the fall season has just begun. This means
there are new and interesting sights and sounds at The New
York Botanical Garden. Come experience brightly colored orange
and red leaves, berries on the shrubs, pumpkins to pick, and
the tasty scent of fresh apples. Children and their families
enjoy these seasonal delights and more at the two unique children’s
gardens—The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and The Ruth
Rea Howell Family Garden.
Birds of Fall in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden+
Weekends, October 4 to November
are more than just a beautiful sight or sound. Children take
a closer look at these important inhabitants of our Garden
before some fly south for the winter. Children have the opportunity
to make a bird’s nest and a bird feeder to take home. Children
look and listen for our special winged guests and investigate
their amazing diversity of feathers and habitat.
Garden and Goblin Fun- October
25 and 26, 11 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden; 1 to 5:30
p.m. in the Howell Family Garden: It’s happy harvest
and Halloween time at the Family Garden and the Adventure
Garden. At the Adventure Garden, it’s all about goblins,
ghosts, and creepy-crawlies that make Halloween fun. Children
make ghostly leaf rubbings, create friendly ghosts, design
funny or fearsome pumpkin faces, and pot up a spider plant
to take home. Budding 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.
through October 10: T is for Tall
Trees and Turtles, October 14-24:
U is for Underground exploration, October
28 to November 7: V is
for Velvet, Violets, and Vegetables
Development Workshops: These half-day workshops are designed
to provide the classroom teacher with important science content,
and to provide effective techniques of inquiry-based learning.
Workshops are offered on Saturdays and/or during school breaks.
Three units of New York City Department of Education New
Teacher Credit are available per workshop. Workshops include: Saturday,
October 4, The Plant World Demystified and Flowers,
Fruits and Seeds, Saturday, October
11, How Plants Grow and New! Introduction to
Ecology, Saturday, October 18,
Introduction to the Forest and New! River Ecology, Saturday,
October 25, Plant Animal Interactions and Pond Ecology
a full listing of Family Fun activities go to www.nybg.org/family/index.html.#
more information call (718) 817-8700 or visit us on the web
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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