Children’s Education: Summer Programs

Children's Education Summer Programs

The Children’s Education Department at TBG is proud to present an exciting and diverse schedule of summer programs for 2014. There is something for every child from Pioneer Life to Yard Art. Your children can explore the vastness of nature or make soap and candles from botanicals found in the garden. 

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Friends of Wildlife   FULL

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Children attending this evening class will explore the garden to discover nature’s spring wonders and learn about local wildlife and their needs. Using some of what nature provides and some items provided by our educators, celebrants will make and take homes and feeders for the “birds and bees.”

$13 members, $15 non-members
Ages 6-12 | Limit 20

Pioneer Life

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon

Travel in time as you discover our 200-year old Peter Navarre cabin. Get first-hand experience with the grinding corn, making butter, cutting wood and other chores, challenges and joys of life as a pioneer. When chores are done, play games from the 1800s and make a toy to keep.

$18 members, $20 non-members
Ages 6-12 | Limit 20 Pioneers

Pioneer Life – Part 2

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon

Session two allows us time to go into fire starting skills, tracking, twine making and other primitive outdoor skills used by pioneers of old as well as nature lovers of today.

$18 members, $20 non-members
Ages 6-12 | Limit 20 Pioneers

Fairy Gardens

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon

These whimsical gardens are as much fun to create as they are to care for. Girls and boys alike can create miniature adventure lands for fairies and princesses as well as dinosaurs, dragons, gargoyles and gnomes or even construction trucks! Attendees will receive a container, soil, plants, landscaping materials and two miniature accent pieces. Additional miniatures of all sorts will be available for purchase, or bring your own. Come prepared with extra pin money to “personalize” your garden. We will conclude by sharing “fairy tales” about our gardens!

$18 members, $20 non-members
(plus extra miniatures if purchased)
Ages 6-12 | Limit 20 Story Makers

Blooming Artists

Two Opportunities!

Thursday, July 10, 2014
9:00 AM to Noon
Thursday, July 24, 2014
9:00 AM to Noon

Easels set up throughout the garden will provide your canvas to experiment with chalk, pencil and watercolor. Staff will be on hand to assist each artist and offer input. Participants will take their priceless “originals” home.

Each class: $18 members, $20 non-members
Ages 6-12 | Limit 20 Artists

Young Entreprenuers and Philanthropists

The Young Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Mini Camp!

YEP classes offer a unique opportunity for participants to design, create and market handmade products related to nature and then sell them at the TBG Summer Plant Sale. Proceeds will be used to support future TBG programming. The Mini Camp consists of two sessions; a three-hour class during the week to create the product and an afternoon class Friday, July 18, 2014 during the Plant Sale where they will put their advertising and marketing plan into action to benefit the less fortunate. Each participant will be asked to work at least a one hour shift between 3:00 and 7:00 PM.

YEP/Homemade Botanicals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon

Using herbs and flowers in our garden, each participant will create their own unique organic products (such as soaps and candles) and design labels to market and personalize each item. The fee covers materials needed to make two of each product, one to keep and one to donate.

$23 members, $25 non-members
Ages 8 and up | Limit 20 Crafters

YEP/Yard Art

Two Sessions!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Using resources from nature as well as discarded treasures and repurposed household objects, artists will create one of a kind yard art items for others to buy and enjoy! The fee covers all materials needed to make two of each product, one to keep and one to sell. Mom and dad, be a kid again by creating yard art with your child. Attend as your child’s assistant for no charge or as an individual participant for an additional $20.

$23 members, $25 non-members
Ages 8 and up | Limit: 20 Crafters




Our 2013 summer camps and classes were a huge hit! Thanks to everyone who participated!