Kids Garden Days
Thu Jul 22 2021 at 04:00 pm to Thu Sep 23 2021 at 06:00 pmUTC-05:00
El Paseo Community Garden | Chicago, IL
About this Event
We apologize for the inconvenience. This program is at capacity. Please join us for other events and programs in the garden instead.
July 22th to Sept 23rd
4 pm – 6 pm
Ages 6 - 12
Join us this summer for Kids Garden Days! We’ll be learning about the many pieces of the garden that come together to make it thrive. We’ll hear from guest speakers and engage in educational, STEAM activities and art projects.
Max. 10 children per class. This is not a drop-off class. Parents are required to stay during the duration of the class and encouraged to participate. See you in the garden!
Schedule subject to change. Virtual option may be available on days weather does not permit.
Suggested donation $5 per child.
Make sure you register for each day you are attending.
7/22 Nature Hunt & Weaving
Join us for a scavenger hunt through the garden while learning about plant identification with the app iNaturalist and gather natural materials to weave in our looms.
7/29 Plants & Geography
Let’s learn about the plants growing in the garden, cultural relevance / use, and where they originally came from. We will share our knowledge by creating interactive signs for the public.
8/5 Bug Hunt
We are going on a bug hunt! Let’s learn about ecosystems and identify bugs with the iNaturalist app. We will figure out if they are friends or foes and later release some friends and make some fun art!
8/12 Bees & Pollinator Water
Our beekeepers will be teaching us about honey bees and all the things needed in a pollinator habitat. We will begin crafting Pollinator Water Dishes.
8/19 Monarchs Migration
Let’s learn about monarch migration and habitats while playing a fun game of habitat hopscotch and doing some butterfly art!
8/26 Compost Recipe
Bring some food scraps from home and learn the science behind composting and finding the perfect compost recipe!
9/2 Birds & Feeders
Do you know about our local birds and what they eat? Let’s explore and make some bird feeders and ornaments.
9/9 Wind Power
Explore the power of wind through art by making some beautiful kites and pinwheels!
9/16 Nature Patterns
Look far and zoom close to find some cool patterns in the garden while learning about biodiversity. See if you can copy these patterns through some fun art and leaf rubbings.
9/23 Nature Art
Ever try to make your own paint and brushes from nature? Let’s go on a nature walk and find some art materials to make some nature inspired art!
Where is it happening?El Paseo Community Garden, 948 W. 21st Street, Chicago, United States