St. George Village Botanical Garden has had several educational programs during the past two weeks. St. Croix MontessoriElementary school came in for a lesson and to visit the Succulents As Bonsai exhibit. The students then made tissue paper bonsai plants and scratch art, which then became part of the exhibit. Kristina Jones of the Montessori School spoke at the close of the exhibit, sharing the children’s experiences with us.
Mrs. Gibbs brought her class from the Educational Complex for “What Is a Seashell?” an educational program designed and presented by Sharon Grimes of the St. Croix Seashell Society. The students especially enjoyed the videos Sharon showed.
Melissa Smith will present a Leaf Study science/art workshop for twenty local students on March 15th. Plans are underway for a Children’s Vegetable Garden and a Dinosaur Garden.
Orchids with Edna Hamilton, owner of Kimberly Orchids.
Become a better orchid grower by taking orchid classes at the SGVBG. A different orchid-related topic is discussed each month. Raffle and plants for sale are available to expand your collection. Bring your “problem” plants from home.
Third Saturday of the month 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the SGVBG Bodine Center. $10.00 per person which includes admission to the garden on the day of the class and an information brochure.
Reservations and more information: Call 340-514-5349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun workshops are available to school, camp, and church groups for ages 6 and up. These workshops are aligned to VI Standards of Learning and are offered for 15-30 students with preferably 3-6 chaperones. These workshops are very interactive and there is a cost of $5 per person to cover the cost of materials. Workshops take approximately 3 hours and groups are free to eat lunch or peruse the gardens before or after the workshop if they please. For more information and a list of available workshops, email the Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
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