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Help Your Young Scientists Learn and Grow at S.E.E.D Camps

The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting warmer, and summer is right around the corner. Give your kids the gift of an outdoor adventure by enrolling them in our S.E.E.D. (Summer Exploration, Engagement and Discovery) camps.

“S.E.E.D. camps are a great opportunity for kids to explore the natural world,” says Anna SoRelle, innovative learning manager for special programs. “We have a line-up of camps planned that will get children from ages 4 to 14 outside and hands-on as they build their E-STEM knowledge and skills.”

Camps are divided into programs suitable for different ages. Here’s a rundown:

Ages 4 – 5

June 6 – 10, 9 am – 12 pm – Bugs Among Us: Bees, butterflies, wiggling worms, and more!

June 13 – 17, 9 am – 12 pm – Water World: Water, water, everywhere!

June 27 – July 1, 9 am – 12 pm – Water World: Water, water, everywhere!

July 11 – July 15, 9 am – 12 pm – Bugs Among Us: Bees, butterflies, wiggling worms, and more!

Ages 6 – 7

June 6 – 10, 9 am – 3 pm – Texas Native Treasures: Investigate the flora and fauna of our own back yard. This camp is sold out.

July 11 – 15, 9 am – 3 pm – Texas Native Treasures: Investigate the flora and fauna of our own back yard.

Ages 8 – 11

June 13 – 17, 9 am – 3 pm – Gardeneering: See the garden from a new perspective—through a STEM lens.

June 27 – July 1, 9 am – 3 pm – Gardeneering: See the garden from a new perspective—through a STEM lens.

Ages 12 – 14

June 21 – 22, 9 am – 3 pm – Nature Tech: Technology isn’t just for indoors anymore.

June 23 – 24, 9 am – 3 pm – Nature Journaling: The garden gives us food for our mind, body, and soul.

Registration is filling up, so sign up today for an unforgettable summer experience.

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