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Youth and Family Programs

Youth and Family programs appeal to children ages 2 to 18 with investigative science, gardening, and career exploration. Together, adults and children can explore cool things about how plants connect to science, art, history, and culture.

 

Nature Preschool

Nature Preschool

Nature Preschool will delight and engage your 3- or 4-year-old in an adventure of discovery about the natural world and prepare them for a future of lifelong learning.

Little Diggers

Little Diggers

Learn about flowers, discover animals, experience the changing seasons, and more. These four-class series for children ages 2 to 4 and caregivers meet mornings, once a month. Each program includes group activities, time for free play, and a planting project.

 

Weekend Family Classes

Weekend Family Class

Families with children ages 4 to 10 can explore cool things about how plants connect to science, food, history, and culture. Each Saturday or Sunday 90-minute program includes hands-on activities and cooking (tasting, too!), along with interesting facts about the ingredients that go into the recipes. This program engages the adult and child together.

Break Camp and Summer Camp

Break Camp and Summer Camp

Children participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. Children will dissect and plant seeds, explore fragrant herbs and flowers, search for birds and plants on nature hikes, create take-home science-themed projects, and much more!

 

Middle School Classes

Middle School Classes

Starting with cooking and art classes, we plan to offer a variety of programs for middle-school age students to keep plants and gardens relevant in their lives.

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out

Drop your kids off at the ITW Kitchen where they will prepare a meal together, decorate a pot to start their own kitchen garden, and explore the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden  at night. We’ll have them fed and ready for your bedtime routine when you pick them up at the end of your date night.