Here's a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening. Looks like a lot of fun.
Pittsburgh, Pa. — Enrollment is now open fornature-based summer camps at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens— a premier Pittsburgh educational resource center. Perfect for children ages 2 – 7, these dynamic programs touch on healthy living, art, science and sustainability in fun, participatory ways, and are held, in part, in the classroom inside of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes— a toxin-free, health-promoting green facility on the public garden’s Oakland campus.
The 2014 line-up of camps featuring immersive activities and nutritious snacks includes:
- Little Sprouts: Ages 2 & 3
My Five Senses: A hands-on exploration of garden sights, textures, smells and tastes
We Like Dirt: A thrilling investigative look at soil, mud and life under ground
- Seedling Scientists: Ages 4 & 5
Groovin’ in the Garden: A movement-based experience highlighting yoga and dance
Storybook Forest: An imaginative interpretation of favorite stories through garden activities
- Budding Botanists: Ages 6 & 7
Bugs in the ‘Burgh: A time of insect-themed Conservatory exploration
Plant Your Plate: An awesome opportunity to grow and create delicious veggie snacks
Phipps summer camps are held in June, July and August. Prices range from $56 – $130. For dates, times, complete descriptions and registration, parents and caregivers can call 412/441-4442, ext. 3925 or visitphipps.conservatory.org. More details can also be found atphippsscienceducation.org.