Learn About Nature

Kids are easily inspired by nature. From buzzing bees making honey to lakes and rivers sheltering fish to vegetable gardens feeding families, the natural world is ripe with educational opportunities.

Making Butterfly Art

Veggies for Salad Social

Bees Love Lavender

Paper Flower Crafts

Picking Fresh Salad Greens

Storytelling at S’Mores

Harvest Festival Snacks


Teacher Leads Nature Activities

Our Education Department offers classes and special events that serve families with children of various ages, including babies, preschoolers and elementary school students.

Sprout and Nature Explorers are once-a-week “parent & child” classes at The Gardens focused on interacting with nature through teacher-led, hands-on activities, stories and songs. Designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, these programs also provide snacks and a social atmosphere for both parents/caregivers and kids.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

The Natural Science Classroom and CCWD offer organized, group classes for grades one through five. Highly-interactive and with a custom curriculum designed by The Gardens’ education team, these programs can be held in the classroom at individual schools or at The Gardens as part of a field trip.

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