Seasons in Nature
Learn how plants and animals change throughout the seasons and explore the weather and climate of New England. Together we will investigate how plants and animals prepare for winter, uncover the secrets to plant and animal survival, observe the colors of spring blooms, and more!
Be a Botanist
We will observe and dissect live plants to understand how they function and the role that each part plays in a plants’ lifecycle. We will investigate plants of all shapes and sizes and learn how they grow and change by observing different species in the gardens and on the trails. Students will become budding botanists as we learn what plants need to survive and lend a helping hand caring for plants in the Youth Garden.
Dig, plant, water, and harvest garden beds in preparation for the season. Together we will discover the ways plants grow and change in the spring, summer, and fall. We will search for the different plant parts we eat and use our senses to explore the gardens. Each child will pot up their own herbs to grow and care for at home.
*Not offered October through March; Maximum group size of 25
At Home in the Rainforest
Our conservatories are brimming with tropical plant life in the winter months. Come explore these unique and interesting plants up close and learn how these species are adapted to life in the rainforest. We will uncover the connection between humans and plants as we learn how they are used for medicine, food and more.
*Not offered April through September