NEW FALL PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS
As students begin the new school year online, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is here to help! The Garden is offering two new weekday youth programs for elementary aged students of Shoreline. These nature-based programs can provide students with some much-needed “analog” learning time to compliment their digital curriculum. Our nature-based programs provide hands-on opportunities for students to get their hands dirty, socialize with peers, and create meaningful connections to natural spaces through games, activities, art, and play. Need-based scholarships available.
Are your squirrely students ready for school? This club is for crazy critters who like to play, learn, and most of all- explore nature. This 2-hour afternoon program emphasizes skill building through teamwork and collaborative problem solving. Each week we will explore a new forest theme: from trees to bees, bugs to slugs through a variety of games, activities, and crafts.
Level up your learning with KBG’s PNW Explorer’s Club! This club is for students entering 3rd & 4th grade in the 2020-21 academic school year. Each week we’ll explore a different aspect of our local and urban environments- from our region’s geologic history, to the ongoing legacy of its first peoples, to today’s urban ecosystems.
Six weeks of outdoor mathematical adventures will have young math explorers thinking outside the box as they dig deep into some of the mysteries of nature and numbers in the garden. Girls will work together to solve puzzles and problems, explore geometry, logic, number patterns, shape and symmetry. Math and nature are intertwined in extraordinary ways, and the students will begin to think outside of the box as they uncover the secrets of a special number series that ties the two together. As the children learn and explore together, they will have opportunities for social learning, play, STEAM and social skill building, all while outdoors in one of the most magical gardens around!
Forest Field Trips
Modeled after our school field trips, we are offering a variety of field trip options for students of all ages. Our Forest Field Trips explore some of the hidden wonders of Kruckeberg Botanic Garden through games, activities, and stories.
- Private field trips for up to 10 participants & chaperone
- 60, 90, and 120 minute options available Monday, Thursday, and Fridays
- Variety of themes, adaptable to grade(s)
- For more information & pricing please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Learning Resources for Families
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is dedicated to offering educational resources for students and their families. These activities and worksheets are available for download and can be used at the Garden, on a walk around your neighborhood, or even your own backyard.
These Garden-themed programs feature lessons, games, and activities for students of all ages!
Links to other education resources and materials
Check out these resources on how to stay safe, distanced, and have fun outdoors!
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