PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

AGE 3-5 WITH AN ADULT


 Pea Pods

PeaPods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2017
Summer THURSDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-15-17)
June 15, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
OR
Summer FRIDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-16-17)
June 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25

Instructor: Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer
A unique opportunity for you and your special little one age 3 - 5 to be enchanted together by the wonders of the natural world! Each of the ten weekly themed sessions (choose Thursdays or Fridays) helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through at-your-own-pace activities including planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play and learn about nature!

NEW! PeaPod Pals Flex Option!
This new benefit is included in all PeaPods registrations!
On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? You now have the option to send a friend on the day that you will be absent, or bring a friend with you to the next PeaPods session...at no additional charge! Contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your PeaPod Pal and their adult.

THEMES
June 15 or 16
June 22 or 23
June 29 or 30
July 13 or 14
July 20 or 21
July 27 or 28
August 3 or 4
August 10 or 11
August 17 or 18
August 24 or 25   
A Plant for Every Purpose
Big Trees Little Treasures
Catch a Rainbow-Catch the Sun
Hotels and Restaurants
Lovely Ladybugs
The Buzz About Bees
Topsy Turvy Treasures
What's Better Than a Butterfly
Who Needs Trees?
Wonderful Weedy Masquerade

Limit 65 children + adults, Learning Center

TIPS
Adults should plan to attend with their child.

Non-participating siblings may attend at no charge if they are not a distraction to the group. Siblings who participate (planting projects, snack, etc) should also be registered at the regular fee

For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

register

Sold out. Register for the Friday series and/or add your name to the waitlist
All Ten Summer THURSDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-15-17)

June 15, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
WOW! Lower price for 2017!
$115 member/$135 non-member
includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

register

All Ten Summer FRIDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-16-17)
June 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
 
WOW! Lower price for 2017!
$115 member/$135 non-member
 includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies. 


boy in leaves 

Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2017 (975-09-12-17)
Autumn Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 & 14


Instructor: Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer
Kindle a sense of wonder in the natural world with your preschool child as you reawaken it in yourself! Pea Pods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Each weekly theme helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come and play with us.

NEW! PeaPod Pals Flex Option!
This new benefit is included in all PeaPods registrations!
On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? You now have the option to send a friend on the day that you will be absent, or bring a friend with you to the next PeaPods session...at no additional charge! Contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your PeaPod Pal and their adult.

September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14    
Apple Farmer Annie
Backyard Harvest
Cactus Cafe
Wet Feet Wonders
Little Red Hen's Friend
Raccoon Ruckus
"Fowl" Weather Friends
Pumpkin Patch Party
Tropical Lu-Wow
Teddy Bear Tea Party
 

Limited to 65 children + adult, Learning Center

TIPS
- Adults should plan to attend with their child.
- Non-participating siblings may attend at no charge if they are not a distraction to the group. 
- Siblings who participate (planting projects, snack, etc) should also be registered at the regular fee
- For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

register $120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

 
 

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To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email:
ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

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