TogetherTime
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

Intergenerational TogetherTime

Age 5 - 12, together with an adult


Are you looking for a way to spend quality one-on-one time with a child in your life? Share a unique intergenerational learning experience at the Arboretum! Specially designed for adults together with children, these programs cover a range of topics and activities that will be a fun learning experience for everyone.  Register as a family team (Note: each child creates his/her own project while adults assist). Additional children should register with another adult.


 

Let's Plant Terrariums Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-01-12-19
Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
Beat the winter blues with a fun tropical play date with your child. Terrariums are enclosed glass containers that provide just the right ecosystem for humidity-loving tropical plants, and just the right miniature landscape for imaginations! Together with guidance from Arboretum staff, you will design, landscape and plant a terrarium with tiny tropical plants. While you plant, you will also learn about the important role rainforests and tropical areas play on our planet. Finish up with an exploration of the big tropical plants in the greenhouse. You'll leave with a terrarium each, and a fascination with these exotic plants.
Limit 12 adult+child pairs/trios  Marion Andrus Learning Center

4 spots left
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, Jan 2 at noon
$50 member/$65 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration working together on the same project. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.


 

Let's Get Growing Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-04-27-19
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
When April comes, spring is on her way. It's the perfect time to get ready for a summer of gardening together.

  • Find out what to look for when choosing varieties in a seed catalog
  • Get experience with planting different sizes of seeds at their proper depth
  • Make a simple clear root-viewer for a sneak peek at how seeds sprout
  • Start a pot of summer-blooming bulbs
  • Make your own supply of paper pots for transplants
  • Practice your skills and transplant some seedlings
Take home everything you plant, plus tips on caring for your new plants indoors till planting time - and for getting a spot ready for them outside!
Limit 10 family teams, Learning Center

$50 member/$65 non-member for 1 Adult + 1 Child, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
$60 member/$75 non-member for 1 Adult + 2 Children, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project

 

Let's Stick Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-06-22-19
Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
Let nature provide the inspiration, then put your imagination to work in a fun-filled session using sticks, cones, acorn caps and other findings from the woods.
  • Create a picture with the unique forms you find in nature's bits and pieces
  • Let the instructor photograph your family team; then mount your photo and create a rustic frame for it
  • Build your own stick mini-easel to display one of your projects
  • Choose whether to make a wind wand, a stick game or another simple amusement inspired by nature at the "stick potpourri" station
Limit 10 family teams, Learning Center

$50 member/$65 non-member for 1Adult + 1 Child, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
$60 member/$75 non-member for 1 Adult + 2 Children, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project


 

Let's Play with Herbs Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-08-03-19
Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
Wake up all your senses during a garden adventure that invites you to see, touch, smell and taste fresh herbs together!
  • Do a walkabout to meet some favorite herbs growing in the gardens
  • Mix and blend herbs to create a soothing "bath bag" from fresh clippings
  • Make a fragrant bundle you can tuck in your sock drawer
  • Tie up a bouquet garni to flavor your soup pot
  • Create an herbal message bouquet for a special someone - a tussy mussy!
Limit 10 family teams, Learning Center

$50 member/$65 non-member for 1 Adult + 1 Child, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
$60 member/$75 non-member for 1 Adult + 2 Children, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project

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