Kids’ Activities Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Posted on March 04, 2014 by Erin Grajek

For Immediate Release

February 27, 2014

Kids’ Activities Announced at the Botanical Gardens!
Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens offers a variety of creative and educational programs for kids. Young visitors are invited to join our Saturday and Sunday Kids Programs in the Wegmans Family Garden. At these interactive programs kids are able to plant, dig, build, observe, dream, explore, touch, smell and listen as they engage in both free play and structured learning. Our Saturday Art Classes for Kids offer another way to unlock a child’s creative potential, and our 2014 Digital Photo Contest is open to kids, teens and adult participants.

Kids of all ages are welcome to attend our Saturday Kids Programs. These fun and educational programs invite kids to explore the wonders of the plant world and the importance of eating healthy. Activities will be held in the Wegmans Family Garden from 11am-1pm and will include Dr. Seuss Day on March 1, Play with your Food on March 8, St. Patrick’s Day Pasta Rainbow on March 15, Poison Prevention on March 22, Bird Feeder and Binoculars on March 29, Cookie Seeds on April 5, Healthy Smoothies on April 12, National Garlic Day on April 19, National Pretzel Day on April 26, Bee Banana on May 3, Mother’s Day Herb Pots on May 10, Spilt Milk on May 17, World Oral Health Day on May 24 and Very Hungry Caterpillar on May 31. All activities are included with paid admission.

Kids have another chance to join the plant-related fun at our Sunday Kids Programs. These hands-on activities will be held in the Wegmans Family Garden from 11am-1pm and will be offered on the following dates; March 23, April 27 and May 25. While activities are best aligned for children ages 4-10, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations! All activities are included with paid admission.

Our popular Saturday Art Classes for Kids return for 2014! Allow your kids to express themselves through creativity in art! Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, these multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5-15 and will be offered on the following dates; Series KA2 will be held March 1, 8, and 15 and Series KA3 will be held May 10, 24 and 31. Classes will take place from 9-10:30am and costs are as follows; $35 per series or $13 per class for children/grandchildren of Garden members and non-members. A piece of art will be completed at each class. All supplies will be provided.
Youth, teens and adults are encouraged to participate in our 2014 Digital Photo Contest. All photos will be considered for President’s Pick Award and the Cover of the Garden’s Next Newsletter Award. Photos submitted in each age range will be also considered for the following awards: Best Use of Shadows and Light, Most Unusual Vantage Point, Best Use of Color, Most Artistic and Best Use of Macro Photography/Extreme Close-Up. This is a contest for amateur photographers only and photos must be taken at the Gardens (inside or outside) from January 1 – December 31, 2014. All entries must be received by December 31, 2014. First entry is free with each additional entry is $6 for Garden members, and each entry is $8 for non-members.

For more information on these programs and contests visit us at www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

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