Nature Discovery & Adventure
Join The Gardens at Heather Farm in August for an exciting summer adventure series.
The students will focus on different topics. All programs will include teacher-led age appropriate activities, science experiments, arts & crafts, and games. Snacks and drinks will be included. Nature adventure activities will take place in our outdoor learning pavilion, and throughout our six acres of beautiful gardens.
Pre-registration is required: sign up for individual classes or the join us for the whole series.
Price for whole series: $130 per student (Member: $100)
Price for individual class: $50 per student (Member: $40)
Discovery Bird Walk
Mon, August 5, 2013 9am – 12pm
The Gardens at Heather Farm is a certified wildlife habitat and provides the perfect environment for students to learn about and a wide variety of avian species. Join our instructors and learn bird identification skills, study bird songs and calls, take part in a wildlife photography contest and create your very own field guide to take home.
Green Plant It Workshop
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 9am – 12pm
Students explore the 4 R’s in these fun hands on workshop that includes a wide variety of activities including composting, recycled art, healthy eating and organic gardening. So dig in and investigate the secrets of soil and composting, solve a compost critter mystery and learn about health, nutrition and the environment. Students will make and take home a real mini worm bin and design, build, and plant their own starter herb garden.
Watershed and Wetlands
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9am – 12pm
Explore freshwater ecosystems and learn about the role they play in providing critical habitat to terrestrial and aquatic life. Students will investigate the hidden lives of these amazing plants and animals. We’ll discover how these creatures adapt to underwater life, and learn how we can protect the health of aquatic habitats. Activities include collection samples from our small creek, using microscopes to view micro organisms, learning about pollution prevention and creating their very own watershed model to take home.