April – Bamboo-zled
Location: Lea Asian Garden
Prepare to be bamboozled! You’ll be amazed to learn the many uses and benefits of bamboo. IT’s strong, it’s fast, and it’s musical? Test these claims and make your own bamboo craft to take home— we bet it won’t be the only thing you own made out of bamboo!
May – Mother Earth, May I?
Location: Kapnick Caribbean Garden
Join us to learn about what we can do daily to help take care of our home, Planet Earth. Create art using recycled materials, and explore some creative ways to reuse everyday items that might otherwise be headed for the landfill.
June – Solar Power!
Location: Buehler Enabling Garden
Did you know that plants get their energy from the sun? So do many other organisms, including butterflies! Become an energy expert this month as we explore how energy flows through life in the Garden. We will learn where energy comes from, where it goes, and even how we can harness the sun’s energy to power our lives.
July – Floating Flora
Location: Performance Lawn
Dive into the depths of the habitats and adaptations of aquatic plants. This month, we’ll learn about plants that survive in the water, no flotation devices necessary! Paint the vibrant colors of the flowers that float above the surface, and take a peek beneath lily pads to observe their magic up close.
August – Stormy Weather & Mangroves
Location: Smith Children’s Garden
Did you know that mangrove habitats protect Florida’s coastline from damaging wind, rain and currents caused by storms? Indeed, their dense root system not only acts as a barrier between the sea and the mainland but also provides refuge to wildlife. In this program, learn more about these unique habitats and how they interact with Florida’s stormy weather. (This program will be offered September 1-2.)