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Summer Nature Detectives

In our special six-week summer program for elementary grades, students will learn how to become Nature Detectives! Explore everything in and around our garden — plants, animals, biodiversity, composting, geology and more!

Summer Program for Grades 1-4
Wednesdays, June 12 through July 17, 10-11:30 a.m.

For the second year in a row, we’re extending our Natural Science Classroom program into SUMMER, with classes normally taught only during the school year modified to fit this “fun-in-the-sun” time of year. Summer Nature Detectives is open to first through fourth grade students and follows a similar format as our popular Nature Explorers preschool program, offering one 90-minute class per week. However, Summer Nature Detectives is available as a drop-off program for older children, so parent participation is NOT required as it is for the preschool program.

Explore six fun and engaging themes:

Week 1: 6/12
Native Plants and Animals (with tech)
Week 2: 6/19
Soils and Composts (with tech)
Week 3: 6/26
Habitats I: The Gardens (with tech)
Week 4: 7/3
Geology Rocks!
Week 5: 7/10
Habitats II: The Pond
Week 6: 7/17
The Gardens’ Birds

  • Who: Children in elementary grades one through four, drop-off permitted, waiver forms required
  • What: Fun, engaging natural science and garden exploration
  • When: One 6-week session on Wednesdays, June 12 through July 17, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
  • Why: Exciting activities that will inspire a greater appreciation of nature
  • How: 6-week session costs $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Single-class drop-in fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call ahead to check if drop-in space is available.
  • Questions: Email or call 925-947-6712
  • Additional Info: Sign-in and snacks will be available starting 15 mins before start time and class will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
  • Max. Enrollment: 15 students per session
  • Siblings: Siblings in eligible grades receive a 10% discount after first child registration.

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