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Seeds to Sprouts


What is Seeds to Sprouts? With new and improved classes for ages 2-5, Seeds to Sprouts is an opportunity for children to discover the wonder of nature and science at a young age. Through stories, guided exploration, and STEM activities in the Garden, Seeds to Sprouts allows your little one to develop an appreciation of the natural world that will grow with them for years to come.

Classes take place outdoors in the Garden and require an adult to attend with each child. For more information, check out the class schedule and descriptions below, or contact us at education@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

Schedule

Seeds to Sprouts is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays in April through October from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Please see the class list below for specific dates.

Weather permitting, all classes are held outdoors, so be sure to come dressed for the weather! We recommend arriving to the Garden a few minutes early to allow enough time to walk to the program location.

Pricing

Members
Child: $10
Adult: Free

Non-Members (Includes Garden admission for the day)
Child: $20
Adult : $14

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

Classes

Please note that all classes take place outdoors, weather permitting, and an adult must attend the class with each child.

April: Exploring Nature

We’re going exploring! After reading the book Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd, we will embark on a nature scavenger hunt to discover the “wild” that you can find in your own backyard.

Friday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

May: Seeds

After following the adventure of a seed in Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed, we will investigate how seeds travel and then plant our own seeds to take home.

Saturday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

June: Flowers

We will look at what is inside a flower with the book What’s Inside a Flower? by Rachel Ignotofsky. Then we will hunt for flowers in the Garden and create a simple flower model to take home.

Saturday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

July: Pollination

Let’s dive into the world of pollinators and see how they answer the call of the flowers! We will read the book Flowers are Calling by Rita Gray and then learn how pollination works by observing the pollinators that call the Garden home.

Friday, July 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, July 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

August: Trees

We will learn the lifecycle of a tree by reading the book Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer, followed by an exciting discovery process to explore how trees grow and why they are so important.

Friday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, August 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

September: Soil

Dig down into the ground for this exploration of the soil beneath our feet! We will read the book Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner and get our hands dirty as we learn what lives in the soil and what makes it so great for plants.

Saturday, September 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, September 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

October: Fall Leaves

Every autumn, nature creates its own art with the changing colors of the leaves. We will read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, learn the science behind why leaves change colors, and create leaf art of our own.

Friday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Registration & Cancellation:

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. Due to supply and class size limitations, there will be no registration on the day of classes.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled class if notice of cancellation is given at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The Garden reserves the right to cancel any class if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, either another class option or a 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.
  • Questions? Please contact education@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.


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