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

AGE 3-5 WITH AN ADULT


 
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Pea Pods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2018
Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m., June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 (975-06-14-18)
Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 (975-06-15-18)

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.

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.

Mr. McGregor's Garden June 14 or 15
Puddlicious June 21 or 22
Berries for Birds June 28 or 29
Teeny Tiny World July 12 or 13
Pea Pod Babies July 19 or 20
Inch by Inch July 26 or 27
Dance Like Plants August 2 or 3
Cattails and Dragonflies August 9 or 10
Soggy, Boggy, Froggy August 16 or 17
Friends in the Garden Party August 23 or 24

Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center.

register 

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist
Be sure to register for the Autumn series, below!
Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m., June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 (975-06-14-18)

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


Sold out, add your name to the waitlist. 
Be sure to register for the Autumn series, below!
Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 (975-06-15-18)
$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

 
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 session...at no additional charge! Contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your PeaPods Pal and their adult.

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

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

Questions?

Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
Call Arboretum Education at
          612-301-1210


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.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to registering, please review the cancellation policy


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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Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
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          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

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