Adkins Arboretum will again offer its popular programs for three- to five-year-olds this spring. Classes are offered as a series of six programs and are available in Monday or Tuesday sessions.
Pre-registration is required for preschool programs. The fee is $35 for members, $45 for the general public for all six classes in the series. Classes run from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and include a craft and a snack. Enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended. For further information or to register, call 410-634-2847, extension 0.
The Incredible Egg
April 6 and 7
Help crack the mystery of the incredible egg! How are eggs formed? How do they hatch? Which animals lay eggs? Our nature detectives will conduct an eggs-periment, hunt for missing eggs in the meadow, and take some hard-boiled fingerprints to close the case. *Parents are asked to bring three hard-boiled eggs to this lesson.
April 13 and 14
While we’re enjoying the lovely spring weather, bluebirds are working hard to prepare their nests for this year’s batch of babies. Learn about bluebirds and take a meadow walk to look for bluebird nests and eggs. We’ll make a feathered craft, sing with the birds, and have a crunchy “nest” snack.
Earth Day Jam
April 20 and 21
Let’s celebrate Earth Day! We’ll talk about simple ways to take care of the Earth, make a recycled craft, and practice our dance moves with the Enviro Hop. After a spring walk in the woods, we’ll return to the classroom for green cupcakes and Earth Day stories.
April 27 and 28
Do vegetables have eyes? Potatoes do! Explore the amazing spud and help plant a potato barrel in the Funshine Garden. We will also make a potato craft to take home.
May 4 and 5
Dig in, everyone! It’s time to plant the Arboretum’s annual Funshine Garden sunflower house and take home a nifty sunflower craft. We’ll sing a sunflower song, snack on sunflower seeds, and share garden stories.
May 11 and 12
The pollywogs are back! We’ll head out to the Arboretum wetland with our nets and buckets for a hands-on lesson about the life cycle of frogs. After seeing eye-to-eye with some tadpoles, we’ll make a frog craft and enjoy swampy stories.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.