Category: Plant

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Build Your Own (Not So Big) Bugs at Upcoming Family Workshop

The clock is counting down the days that we get to enjoy David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibition at the Garden. The Bugs will fly, scuttle and hop away. on June 12. One way to enjoy the Bugs before they depart, plus create a keepsake of the exhibition, is to join our family workshop, Big Bug Builders.

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Child's hands hold a ladybug
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Better Know Your Bugs with These Fun Family Activities

Kids love bugs! Whether creeping, crawling, fluttering or flying, insects are fascinating—and they’re a great opportunity to learn about the natural world as a family. ith Butterflies in the Garden on-going and David Rogers’ Big Bugs opening this month, now is a great time to interest your family in insects with some great books and easy home activities.

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Story time with Bella Begonia and Carlos Cactus
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From Finding Birds to Rediscovering Creeks, Enjoy Reading One of These Nature Books as a Family

It may be cold and gray outside, but inside you and your family can explore the green, buzzing world of nature through a great book. FWBG | BRIT educators are always looking for great titles to share with readers of all ages—following is a selection of some of our favorites. They are all books that will plant seeds of literacy, STEM skills and love of the natural world.

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Cinnamon, cloves and star anise
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Explore the Role of Plants in Holiday Celebrations with These Family Crafts and Activities

Plants are everywhere during the holidays. Many Christian and secular families trim Christmas trees and hang wreaths. Jewish families bring home arrangements of blue and white flowers—delphiniums and lilies are favorites. This season creates an opportunity for your family to explore the role of plants both in our holiday celebrations and in our everyday lives.

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Kokedama - Japanese moss ball planter
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Create Traditional Japanese Kokedama to Explore the Concept of Wabi-Sabi

One of the key concepts in traditional Japanese culture is the idea of “wabi-sabi.” This is an impossible-to-translate term that means “finding the beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete in nature.” Girls and their families can explore the concept of wabi-sabi this autumn while creating a kokedama planter. The December 4 Girls’ Nature Workshop will explore the craft of shaping planters out of soil, moss and string. The results are beautifully imperfect and unique in every way.

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Sugar Skulls on Papel Picado
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Enjoy ¡Celebramos! with Our Fun and Festive Family Events

¡Celebramos! is underway, and our campus is filled with swirls of color from ballet folklórico dancers and the trumpeting of mariachi bands. Bring your family and share your traditions with the community or learn more about Hispanic culture through art, music, food, dance and flowers.

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