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I am so excited about Ken Brown’s presentation at the BBG on Saturday, October 6, at 1:30. For those of you who aren’t familiar with who Ken Brown is, he’s been doing a gardening show on WBEN radio on Saturdays at 11 am for the past 22 years. His show is a call in Q&A on gardening which is always interesting and informative.
Ken also operates the Dreams End Christmas tree farm in Holland. Many of us go every year to cut our tree and have a family outing. He also was past Educator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Put all these experiences together and Ken has a wealth of experience and knowledge.
He’s going to share that knowledge with us 10/6 in his program Things Gardeners should Know but Don’t. His presentation is filled with helpful information to make our gardening more successful. One of his main points is that soil quality is the key to growing any plant. To find out how to improve your soil and many other garden tips come hear his presentation in October.
Lyn Chimera, Master Gardener
Click here to register or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291
Exploration Earth is a new environmental science field trip for 5th and 6th grade students at The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. We kicked off the program in the spring of 2012 and have received excellent reviews thus far. Exploration Earth has been designed to combine environmental stewardship with New York State Science Curriculum, making the program both entertaining and educational.
Lesson topics include; What is in the Water, Ecosystem Energy Flow, Intense Energy, and Natural Resources. Each lesson includes a hands-on component to reinforce the topic at hand.
An example one of our hands on activities, pertaining to the What is in the Water lesson, involves a water cycle game where students pretend to be a water molecule traveling from the cloud to the river, to the ocean, etc. Students collect beads from each location in which they traveled and review the path of water in the water cycle. The hands-on nature of the program works to build a better understanding of the topics, and provides for physical and visual reinforcement.
pivotal that our youth become educated not only on what problems exist with the
environment but, why those problems are there, and what they can do to reduce,
reuse, recycle, and respect the earth in which all live on. Education
concerning pressing environmental issues is one step in that direction.
If you are interested in bringing a school group in for the program or know anyone who would like to, please contact the Education Department as well as pass the information along. Thank You!
Alyssa Neely, Educational Coordinator
716-827-1584 x 292
This past Friday, the Gardens welcomed the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for a free concert on the Botanical Gardens front lawn. It was a beautiful night with outstanding music. Guests enjoyed music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Chicago and more! Thank you for coming and thank you to the BPO and Trocaire College for making this wonderful free event happen at the Gardens!