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At Tyler, we believe small steps to be more involved with nature can lead to big rewards, for both young children and adults. We have lined up three family friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day. Choose one or more of the socially distanced outdoor opportunities listed below and join us at the timeslot(s) that fit your schedule. There are two sessions to choose from: Session 1 at 10:00 am and Session 2 at 11:30 am.

 

**Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Vegetables and Edible Flowers

Join us at Lucille’s Garden for this fun and interactive on-site class for planting spring vegetables and edible flowers. Potatoes, onions, spinach, marigold, nasturtiums — oh my!  Come get your hands dirty, experience the fun of starting a spring garden, and you’ll even go home with a potato grow bag and something to plant of your own. Check in at the Visitor Center and meet us on the patio of Lucille’s Garden.

This class is for children ages 6 – 10, with one supervising adult. Limit one child per registration. Fee is for child only; adult is free. 

Members: $32 per child; Non-members: $40 per child

Choose one of the sessions below:

Saturday, April 24, 2021:

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:00 am   Register here.
Session 2: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Register here. 

(Face masks are required AT ALL TIMES – whether you are indoors, outdoors, or near anyone who is not part of your household. Please observe all social distancing guidelines.)

 

**Celebrate Earth Day by Making Your Own Native Bee House

With 30% of our native bees using cavities such as hollow stems for their nests, adding a homemade bee house to your garden provides shelter and nesting areas for our native bees along with increasing the pollination for our gardens. You’ll learn about the life cycle and importance of our native bees, their non-aggressive nature, and receive step by step instructions to build your own bee house. Join us for this family activity and take home your own Bee House for your home garden. This is an outdoor activity, so please dress accordingly. Final dimensions: H 11″ W 8″ D 8″.  Check in at the Visitor Center and meet us under the tent on the Barn Terrace.

Pricing is per Bee House, NOT per person (2-person limit per Bee House to maintain safe social distancing).   One bee house per family.  This class is for children ages 8 through adults.

Members: $25 per Bee House   Non-members: $30 per Bee House

Choose one of the sessions below:

Saturday, April 24, 2021:

Session 1:  10-11:30 am   Register here. 
Session 2:   11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Register here.

(Face masks are required AT ALL TIMES – whether you are indoors, outdoors, or near anyone who is not part of your household. Please observe all social distancing guidelines.)

 

**Celebrate Earth Day with Story Time and a Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for ways to increase your child’s awareness of the natural world? Miss Louisa will be sharing stories about birds and trees, followed by a Scavenger Hunt. Join her on the patio at Lachford Hall for some interactive fun. This program is for children ages 3-5 with one supervising adult. Check in at the Visitor Center and meet us on the patio of Lachford Hall.

This is an outdoor activity, so please dress accordingly. Limit one child per registration; fee is for child only; adult is free.

Members: $8 per child; Non-members: $10 per child

Choose one of the sessions below:

Saturday, April 24, 2021:

Session 1:  10:00 am – 11:00 am Register here.
Session 2:   11:30 am – 12:30 pm Register here.

(Face masks are required AT ALL TIMES – whether you are indoors, outdoors, or near anyone who is not part of your household. Please observe all social distancing guidelines.)