Growing Minds

Growing Minds Youth Programs

Growing Minds is a program series for kids and families that inspire a sense of wonder about the natural world within the beautiful setting of the Morris Arboretum. The classes offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to connect meaningfully with nature, through a wide variety of creative and educational programs. Take a look and sign up for these programs that are certain to be enriching, fun, and memorable!

 

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Art Explorations in Nature- FULL
Rachel Applegate
Art Educator

Let's create art inspired by nature! This four-week series will engage kids (ages 3 - 5) in discovery and creativity. We will observe our natural world, explore different art materials, and make connections. Each session will include a walk through the Arboretum, a story or an introduction to an artist's work, and time for making art. Get ready to draw, paint, print, build, and play!

Four Thursdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30-11:30 a.m
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 7/7/2016 and ending 7/28/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum - June 24, 2016
Tegan Conner
Youth Services Librarian, Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Amy Ambler
Children's Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center.
Ages 1 - 5
Fridays: June 24
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/24/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

All about Plants- Canceled (Sold Out)
Keith Bowman
Moss Ecologist

If you like visiting the Arboretum, you already know that plants make the Arboretum the great place that it is. Big trees, flowers, ferns and mosses all contribute to this amazing place. During this series of classes your child (ages 8-12) will learn plant anatomy while examining the plants that we eat and the intricacies of flowers. We will collect and preserve some plants with techniques that Morris Arboretum botanists use every day as well as learn the microscopic world of mosses. (We might even see a water bear- Google it!) The activities will be fun and educational, and your kids will never see plants or the Arboretum in the same way again.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS CANCELED
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 7/8/2016 and ending 7/29/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Seeds to Sprouts - Session III (Sold Out)
Pam Newitt
Educator and Founder, Nature by the Yard

Is your toddler a budding naturalist? Join us this spring for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce children (ages 2-4) and their caregivers to the wonders of the natural world! Each session will include guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home. Children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the outdoors and for the weather. Class size is limited to the first 15 registrants. Our most popular children's series!

Session III- Four Mondays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/11/2016 and ending 8/1/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum - July 8, 2016
Tegan Conner
Youth Services Librarian, Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Amy Ambler
Children's Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center.
Ages 1 - 5
Fridays: July 8
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 7/8/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Free Storytime at the Arboretum - July 22, 2016
Tegan Conner
Youth Services Librarian, Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Amy Ambler
Children's Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center.
Ages 1 - 5
Fridays: July 22
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 7/22/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Free Storytime at the Arboretum - August 5, 2016
Tegan Conner
Youth Services Librarian, Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Amy Ambler
Children's Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center.
Ages 1 - 5
Fridays: August 5
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 8/5/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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