Summer, Fiery Fall at NY Botanical Garden
Families: The transition from summer to fall brings new and
exciting seasonal flowers to investigate and exciting fall
programs from children to participate in. The two unique children’s
gardens, The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and the Ruth
Rea Howell Family Garden, are chock full of fall activities
for children of all ages—from learning about different pollinators
to making cornhusk dolls and decorating gourds. The following
is a sample of our fall programs: Last Month for Flower Power
in tNe Children’s Adventure Garden—Now through September
14, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
is the last month for children to investigate and explore the
sweet and fragrant flowers that invite different kinds of pollinators
to the Adventure Garden. As children meander down the path
they encounter brightly-colored, jumbo flower models that explain
how flowers are adapted to attract their pollinators. Children
learn cool facts like, bees prefer flowers that are fragrant
and sweet and contain blue, purple, UV and yellow pigments.
In the Bendheim Herbarium children construct flowers for pollinators
like bats, moths, beetles, and bees and play a pollinator puppet
matching game that pair up pollinators to their favorite flower.
Other fascinating activities include dissecting live flowers
and studying them under microscopes, playing a scented guessing
game, planting marigold seeds to take home, and exploring the
Adventure Garden on captivating flower hunts.
Among the Blooms in the Adventure Garden—Saturday, September
20, 2003, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: The New York City Ballet’s
education department and the School of American Ballet dancers
join us for a second year in the Adventure Garden and introduce
children to the beauty of dance. Children use their imaginations
to create dances inspired by the Garden. Working in small groups,
the participants incorporate the natural landscapes of the
Adventure Garden into their dance exploration.#
more information call (718) 817-8700 or go to www.nybg.org.
The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is made possible
by the leadership generosity of Edith & 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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