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 (Ages 3-5)
Rachel Applegate - Art Educator

Encourage your child to engage with the outdoors through discovery and creativity in this fourweek art series. We will observe the natural world and draw, paint, print, build, and play. Each session will include a walk through the Arboretum, a story or an
introduction to an artist's work, and time for making art with your child.

Four Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 7/6/2017 and ending 7/27/2017 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 100.00 ea.

Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures!Session III (Ages 2-4) (Class is Full)
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 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 10, 17, 24, 31
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/10/2017 and ending 7/31/2017 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum, Aug 4, 2017
Free Storytime at the Arboretum (Ages 1-5)
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 Visitor Center. Storytime is free for members. For non-members, Storytime is free with Arboretum admission. Advance registration is required for each session.

Fridays: August 4
10:30:a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Free Storytime at the Arboretum, Aug 18, 2017
Free Storytime at the Arboretum (Ages 1-5)
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 Visitor Center. Storytime is free for members. For non-members, Storytime is free with Arboretum admission. Advance registration is required for each session.

Fridays: August 18
10:30:a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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