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

AGE 3 - 5, TOGETHER WITH AN ADULT


Pea Pods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2019

Select a Series
Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m.
(975-06-13-19)
June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22

OR
Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (975-06-14-19)
June 14, 21, 28 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 

Laurel Engman, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

Ages 3-5 together with an adult

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 of ten weekly themes 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 play and learn about nature!

Pea Pods for Preschoolers registration is by seasonal series of 10 weekly classes for 3-5 year olds together with an adult. For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

Dandy Dandelion

June 13 or 14

Fanciful Fruits

June 20 or 21

Flutter by, Butterfly June 27 or 28
Catch Me if You Can July 11 or 12
Weedy Seedy

July 18 or 19

Up, Down and Around July 25 or 26
Little Hummers

August 1 or 2

Mud Pies

August 8 or 9

Waterific

August 15 or 16

Garden Gala

August 22 or 23

Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center.

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Summer Thursday Series
(975-06-13-19)

$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Summer Friday Series
(975-06-14-19)

$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

Pea Pod Pals Program: On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? You have the option to bring a friend with you to the next Pea Pod class or send a friend on the day that you will be absent. Please contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your Pea Pod Pal and their adult.

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.
• Siblings may attend together under one adult (additional adult optional).
• For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.


 

Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2019 (975-09-10-19)

Autumn Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Sept 10,17,24; Oct 1,8,15,22,29; Nov 5,12

Instructor: Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator

Explore nature in fall with your preschooler. Together you will follow the season as fall
flowers bloom, leaves turn golden and apples and pumpkins ripen. 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.

September 10- Me-Oh-My-Apple-Pie
September 17- Bulbs: Presents Planted in Fall
September 24- Mouses and Mosses
October 1- Those Nutty Squirrels
October 8- Under One Rock
October 15- Hey Plants! Where Did You Go?
October 22- Orange and Round Abound
October 29- Here Comes November
November 5- Three Sisters Stew
November 12- Snow What?


Limited to 65 children + adult, Learning Center

register

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

 

NEW! PeaPods Pal Flex Option!
On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? Included with every PeaPods registration,
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 or ArbEdu@umn.edu to register your PeaPods Pal and their adult.

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.
 

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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.


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Waitlist

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


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