Children's Discoveries

Learn more about our instructors.

 

To see and enroll in a class offered at the Cleveland Botanical Garden,

please visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600.

BotaniCool School

Dates

The second Friday or Saturday each month, April through October 

Time

Fridays, 1 - 2pm; Saturdays, 11am - noon.

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

Individual class: $10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Series: $56 per child, members; $119 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 3-5 with an adult

BotaniCool School provides parents and children exciting opportunities to explore the natural world. Parents and children will learn together through crafts, stories and hands on discoveries. Attend all sessions and earn a prize.

April 10 and 11 – Sensational Seasons

May 8 and 9 – Beastly Bugs

FAM703

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, May 24

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members;, $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above

Travel up stream and back in geologic time. Search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate ancient rock layers. Bring a sense of adventure and waterproof boots. Must be able to walk for 2 miles up steep, slippery terrain.

FAM223

BotaniCool School

Dates

June 5 and 6, July 10 and 11, and Aug. 14 and 15

Time

Fridays 1 - 2pm: Saturdays 11am - noon.

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

Individual class: $10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 3-5 with an adult

BotaniCool School provides parents and children exciting opportunities to explore the natural world. Parents and children will learn together through crafts, stories and hands on discoveries. Attend all sessions and earn a prize.

June 5 and 6          Garden 1,2,3s

July 10 and 11       Terrific Trees

Aug. 14 and 15      Garden A,B,Cs

FAM703

Backyard Composting: Food for the Soil

Date

Wednesday, June 17

Time

7 - 8 pm

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young

Cost

$50 per family, members; $65 per family, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 10 and above (parents must be present if under 18)

Composting is the process that turns kitchen and yard waste into nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden and landscaping. At this workshop we will teach you composting basics, as well as provide the tools to troubleshoot any problems that might develop in your compost bin. Participants will go home with an easy to use 18-cubic foot wishing well composter.

FAM285

Painted Rain Barrel – A Work of Art for Your Yard

Date

Saturday, July 18

Time

Noon - 4pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young

Cost

$120 per barrel, members; $135 per barrel, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 10 and above (parents must be present if under 18)

Save the rain for a sunny day in style! Rain barrels not only provide you with free water to use in your garden or to wash your car, while reducing storm water runoff. The workshop fee covers the cost of the prepared barrel, paints, sealcoat after painting, hardware and diverter. You provide the design and hard work.  Come dressed to paint and bring a snack and drink.  Use the time as you wish and leave when you are done.

FAM286

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, Aug. 9

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 8 and above

Explore Stebbins Gulch. We’ll search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate rock layers from earlier times.  Everyone must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles, often times in the creek. Dress for the weather and wear foot gear with good tread for wet and slippery walking. Participants should be 8 years or older.

FAM223

Polliwogs and Popsicles

Date

Friday, Aug. 14

Time

6:30 - 8:30pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Families of all ages

There is no better way to spend a summer evening than dipping in the pond for frogs, catching tadpoles and listening to the bull frogs. Join us for a summer picnic. We will provide the popsicles, nets, buckets and craft activities. The activities will be ongoing so you can dip, eat and make things in whatever order you want.  Just bring a picnic dinner.

FAM702

 Lakeland College/Holden Arboretum Camps

Nature Explorer Camp

Date

Monday - Friday, June 15 - 19

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Corning Classroom

Instructor

Eva Rodriguez, Education Intern

Cost

$119 per child, members; $139 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children entering Grades 1 and 2

Have you ever explored deep into the woods? Searched under logs and rocks for creepy crawlers? Wondered where chipmunks, foxes, and birds live? The Holden Arboretum is a great place to explore and learn about some of nature’s coolest things. We’ll create nature crafts, play animal games, and lead an expedition through Holden’s forests, gardens, and ponds.  Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day. Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the Arboretum.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440.525.7116

Wild Child Camp

Date

Session 1 – Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10

Session 2 – Monday - Friday, Aug. 3 - 7

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Eva Rodriguez, Education Intern

Cost

$119 per child, members; $139 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 8 - 12

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to survive in the wilderness? Or do you just love outdoor adventures? Prepare for a week-long journey through The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and natural areas and learn to live off the land. One day we will visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden and take an expedition through the Costa Rican neotropical rainforest and the spiny desert of Madagascar, discovering different survival skills for these extreme locations. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day. Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the Arboretum.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440.525.7116