The Gardens offers educational programs for adults
2012 Garden Science
Investigation at the BGA
Garden Science Investigation
(GSI) at the Botanical Gardens is a series designed to engage kids in observation and investigation of living and non-living things using their senses and simple tools. Classroom and
garden activities will engage the kids in each program. The program is for kids 5-11. Cost is $7/per child per activity. Each session is limited to 12 participants.
All programs take place at the Botanical Gardens, 151
W.T. Weaver Blvd. (adjacent to UNCA) on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30.
Contact our Office
Administrator at BGA for additional information and/or to
register (828) 252-5190.
|Sat., June 30
||Worms Eat My Garbage
Participants will learn about soil, what it is made of and why it is
important to humans. Each child will take home a starter
worm-composting bin complete with worms, bedding, food and soil.
|Sat., July 28
||Dying Fabric with Plants
We will make dyes from plant materials and experiment with the various
colors produced by bark, lichens, berries, roots and leaves.
Participants will take home a piece of fabric decorated with the dyes that
are produced that is suitable for handing or framing.
|Sat., October 20
||A Walk in the Woods
Participants will walk through the Gardens exploring the plants, habitats of
animals and birds, trees and their forms, leaves, and uses. Geology of the
rocks will be explored. Children will use magnifying glasses, mirrors,
binoculars, and everyday items to explore and record their