The election was a narrow win for Mother Nature, and now it’s time to raise our voices and demand action on the climate crisis. There is still much work to do to create a future of environmental justice and sustainability. Where do things now…
- Created by: Tyler Snortum-Phelps
re you the parent of a fun, inquisitive nature-lover looking for a unique and educational morning activity to do with your kids? The Gardens at Heather Farm is offering for a new enrichment experience for parents and children ages 2 through 5 called "Nature Explorers." Designed and led by The Gardens Youth Education team, Nature Explorers features crafts, games and educational activities in both classroom and outdoor settings on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sessions are six-weeks long and start March 24. Registration is $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Registration is limited to 15 children. Parent/adult participation is required. Children under two may attend free of charge with their registered older sibling. Sign-in and healthy snacks start at 9:45 and class begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Session 1: March 24 – May 5*
Session 2: May 12 – June 16
Session 3: June 23 - July 28
Session 4: August 4 – September 8
Session 5: September 15 – October 20
*No class on April 7
For more information and to register, visit www.gardenshf.org.
In addition to Nature Explorers, The Gardens at Heather Farm features a Natural Science Classroom (NSC) offering a wide variety of science and environmental education programs for students of all ages and abilities. The program, which started in 1984, includes an interactive presentation, hands-on activities and teacher resource materials.
Programs are designed to support classroom curriculum and align with the current California Science and Social Science Content Standards. The goal is to provide students with sensory and scientific explorations that build science skills and knowledge and create a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world.
NSC classes are offered either in school classrooms or at The Gardens (Field Trip Classes). Each year NSC reaches more than 11,000 students.
About The Gardens at Heather Farm
A Certified Wildlife Habitat and Certified Green Business, The Gardens at Heather Farm (GHF) provides six acres of educational gardens and programs for youth, adults and persons with disabilities. A qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, GHF is self supporting through memberships, fundraisers, grants, private donations, facility rentals and program fees. The mission is to inspire and educate our community about sustainable gardening and stewardship practices that preserve and protect our environment.