Children's Discoveries

 

Tops and Bottoms

Date Sunday, July 27
Time 1 - 2:30pm
Location Corning Classroom
Instructor Education staff/volunteer guides
Cost $10 per child, members; $15 per child, nonmembers
Description When you enjoy a tasty carrot, are you eating the top or the bottom? Come discover the variety of different plant parts you eat. We’ll read Janet Steven’s witty and fun book, Tops and Bottoms, followed by a ginger root planting, and a ginger and pineapple tasting. Then we’ll walk around Holden to identify more tops and bottoms!
Ages 3-6 with adult
Class code

FAM246

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Eating Your Way Through a Garden

Date

Sunday, Aug. 3

Time

2 - 3:30pm

Location Corning Classroom
Instructor Education staff/volunteer guides
Cost $10 per child, members; $15 per child, nonmembers
Description Join us as we explore the garden to see what we can eat. All fruits come from plants, and we will find some great ones. Did you know that blueberries, huckleberries and cranberries are growing at Holden? We will find them and sample some tasty treats. Be prepared to vote for your favorite at the end and leave with a fruit jelly treat made right here at Holden.
Ages

ages 6-12 with an adult

Class code

FAM154

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Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date Sunday, Aug. 10
Time 1 - 4pm
Location Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Education staff/volunteer guides
Cost $5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers
Description Join us as we travel back in time and into the stream as we explore Stebbins Gulch. We’ll search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate rock layers from earlier times. You might even find a fossil or stone carving. Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes. Each family member must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles, often times in the creek. Please dress for the weather and wear foot gear with good tread for wet and slippery walking.
Ages 8 and above
Class code FAM223
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Polliwogs and Popsicles

Date Friday, Aug. 15
Time 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost $5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers
Description There is no better way to spend a summer evening than dipping in the pond for frogs, catching salamanders and listening to the bull frogs. Join us for a summer picnic. We will provide the popsicles, the nets and the buckets. Dipping, catching and identifying will be ongoing so you can eat when you want to and dip as long as you like. All you need to bring is your curiosity and a picnic dinner.
Ages Families of all ages
Class code FAM702
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Nature Quest Camp

Date

Week 1, Monday - Friday, July 28 - Aug. 1

Week 2, Monday - Friday, Aug. 4 - 8

Time

9am-3pm

Location Reinberger Classroom
Instructor Eva Rodriguez
Cost

$119 child, members; $149 child, nonmembers

Two week discount: $219 child, members; $279 child, nonmembers

Description

If outdoor adventure is what you crave then lace up your hiking shoes and prepare to explore the rivers, forests and other natural wonders of The Holden Arboretum. We will go on a quest to find new and exciting places, animals and plants. 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 Holden Arboretum.

 

Weeks 1 and 2 will be similar in activities, but the places visited will vary. There will not be any repetition between weeks so that those signing up for both will have an engaging and exciting experience. Pick one or the other, or better yet, sign up for both.

Ages 8-12
Class code Please call 440.525.7116 or visit lakelandcc.edu/ce to register