Community Event

Green Stuff Summer Camp, Kids Ages: 8-10

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Every year from mid-June to mid-August the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s Education Program offers Green Stuff, a fun hands-on science day camp for children ages 5 to 10.  Examples of activities campers might do include:

  • Go on a five senses tour of the Garden
  • Learn about amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity
  • Taste foods growing in our Crops of the World garden
  • Become a young botanist and see plant parts up close under microscopes
  • Experiment with growing your own seedlings
  • Hunt for garden animals including birds, newts, lizards
    and compost critters
  • Discover how Native Americans of California used plants
  • Make crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is wonderfully small camp, limited to 12 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. We break-up into even smaller groups for walks with our Botanical Garden docents – 6 children and a counselor with a docent. The counselors are two well-trained UC Berkeley students, undergraduate or graduate students in Plant Sciences and/or Education, who have experience and a love for educating young children and sharing the wonders of plants and nature.

There are three sessions available for kids ages 8-10:

Space is limited, register online.

Start:
Monday, June 23, 2014 9:00 am
End:
Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue:
University of California Botanical Garden
Address:
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA, 94720
Cost:
$220 /$240 non-members
Event Phone:
510-643-4832
Event e-mail:
manoux@berkeley.edu
Event URL:
botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/whatsnew/green_stuff.html
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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