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  • Monday
    June 28, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    June 29, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday
    July 1, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Calling all nature scientists! Come join NATURENAUTS, our newest science program at The Gardens at Heather Farm. This four-day program is for students entering K-3rd grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Choose which week works best for your child’s summer schedule and drop them off at The Gardens for some nature-oriented fun!

Over the course of the week’s program, we will explore the many habitats around our gardens including our aquatic ecosystem, plant diversity, insects, and geology. We will discover how pollinators help keep our garden growing and how to identify different native plants that can be found throughout our community. Naturenauts will also learn about our history including how Native Americans used plants to improve their everyday lives and how scientists use fossils to discover what plants and animals used to call our gardens home.

Note: This program runs four days a week for six consecutive weeks, but each week is the same program. Each child should ideally only register for one week of the Naturenauts program.

  • Who: Children entering kindergarten through third grade in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year
  • What: Fun nature-inspired activities and garden exploration
  • When: Six one-week sessions running June 21 through July 29, 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
  • Why: Explore nature like a scientist by taking notes in a journal, writing observations, asking questions, and more.
  • How: $125 per child / $110 per child (GHF Member)
  • Questions: Email or call 925-947-6712
  • Additional Info: This is a drop-off program, no parent participation required.
  • Max. Enrollment: 10 students per weekly session


Venue Phone: 925-947-1678

Venue Website:

1540 MARCHBANKS DR, Walnut Creek, California, 94598, United States