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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Seeds to Sprouts, Spring (Ages 2-4) Session 3
Pam Newitt
Educator and Founder, Nature by the Yard

Join us this spring for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce children 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! Sign up for one or all sessions --- each class is a new adventure!

Session III: Four Mondays: July 9, 16, 23, 30
10:30 - 11:30a.m.

Members: $90 for four-week session
Non-members: $110 for four-week session

Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/9/2018 and ending 7/30/2018 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.

Art Explorations in Nature (Ages 3-5)
Rachel Applegate
Art Educator

Encourage your child to engage with the outdoors through discovery and creativity in this four-week art series. We will observe the natural world, find joy in the process, and create nature-inspired art. From painting to printing to constructing, children will experiment with a variety of natural materials to develop self-expression and fine motor skills. Each session will include a brief exploration of the Arboretum, a story or introduction to the weekly theme, and time for making their own art. Parents are welcome, but do not have to stay.

Four Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Members: $85
Non-members: $100
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 7/5/2018 and ending 7/26/2018 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 100.00 ea.

Storytime at the Arboretum (Ages 1-5) - Friday 7/6
Amy Ambler
Children’s Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Tegan Conner-Cole
Youth Services Librarian, Glenside Free Library

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 at the Visitor Center.

Fridays: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime is free for members. For non-members, Storytime is free with Arboretum admission. Advance registration is required for each session.
Friday, July 06, 2018 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Storytime at the Arboretum (Ages 1-5) - Friday 8/3
Amy Ambler
Children’s Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Tegan Conner-Cole
Youth Services Librarian, Glenside Free Library

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 at the Visitor Center.

Fridays: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime is free for members. For non-members, Storytime is free with Arboretum admission. Advance registration is required for each session.
Friday, August 03, 2018 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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