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


PeaPods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2018 (975-09-13-18)

Autumn Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13

Instructor: Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator

Kindle a sense of wonder in the natural world with your preschool child as you reawaken it in yourself! PeaPods 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! 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 no additional charge! No additional paperwork needed, just have them sign in for you or with you at the applicable session.

September 11 Apple Pickin' Time
September 18 Acorns and Animals
September 25 Ahhh...Autumn
October 2 A-maze of Corn
October 9 Forest Floor Friends
October 16 Calling All Crows
October 23 Spooky Spiders
October 30 Pumpkin Patch Party
November 6 Evergreen Tree
November 13 Gingerbread Baby

Limited to 65 children + adult, Learning Center

•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, PeaPods Pal Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.  

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