*Classes are scheduled to be in person. All attendees will be expected to follow University of Tennessee COVID-19 guidelines which include wearing face mask and completing a UTK screening for visitors form which will be provided. Classes may move virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the event of classes going virtual, participants will be given a garden kit with garden materials to compete the class at home. For more information on University of Tennessee’s COVID-19 event guidelines visit: https://www.utk.edu/coronavirus/guides/hosting-campus-events-and-visitors​.*

 
Friday Fun Day: Bright Butterflies and Cool Colors
Date: October 2, 2020 
Time: 9-11 a.m. 
Class size limit: 15 
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers 
Do you and your little ones love butterflies and the UT Gardens? If so, you should join us in the Monarch Waystation for this fun program all about butterflies! We will look at the many different colors that butterflies can be, make a butterfly craft, and explore the Monarch Waystation to learn about a butterfly’s life cycle. This program is designed for 3, 4, and 5- year-olds, but all kids are welcome. This class will be held outside in the Gardens rain or shine. We will use the McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion in the event of rain. 
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Friday Fun Day: Fly Traps and other Strange Plants
Date: October 30, 2020 
Time: 9-11 a.m. 
Class size limit: 15 
Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers 

 
Did you know that some plants eat living creatures? They sound scary but are actually really interesting to see and learn about! Join us as we learn about Venus fly traps and other strange plants including what and how they eat. We will also play a game or two and will make a fun craft. This program will take place in the Children’s Garden and is designed for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, though all kids are welcome. Feel free to dress up in your favorite costume as well! This class will be held outside in the Gardens rain or shine. We will use the McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion in the event of rain. 
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Friday Fun Day: Lovely Leaves
Date: October 16, 2020 
Time: 9-11 a.m. 
Class size limit: 15 
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

 
In this program we will look for unique leaves all over the garden. We will search for leaves of different colors, sizes, and shapes. Each child will also make a fun leaf craft to take home. This program will include walking through the garden, but accommodations can be made for those who require a more stationary experience. Also, this program is designed for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, but all kids are welcome. This class will be held outside in the Gardens rain or shine. We will use the McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion in the event of rain. 
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Virtual Bewitching Beasts
Date: October 31, 2020
Cost: $8 per child or 4 children for $24

 
Bewitching Beasts is going virtual! We will still do all the fun crafts and learn about bewitching beasts all while being in the comfort of our own homes. This year we are focusing on some of our favorite creatures and can’t wait to share them with you. Participants will pre-register and then pick up a kit from the gardens. Then on Halloween we will send you links to several videos to watch that will show you how to make each craft and give you information about interesting living things. Additionally, from Friday through Sunday, you will be able to visit the gardens to take pictures by various signs and photo spots. Send us your pictures by 4pm on Sunday to receive a prize. Don’t forget to be in costume for all of your pictures! This program is sponsored by Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, and University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union. Kits can be purchased either individually for $8 or for a set of 4 for $24.
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Home Grown

Homeschool Program- Nature School at the Garden

The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie is an excellent workbook that encourages kids to learn outdoors. We will use this book to facilitate outdoor learning experiences in the garden throughout this year. Each month we will do a different set of activities from the corresponding month in the book with the exceptions of June and July when summer camp will be going on. Each participant should purchase their own copy of the book and bring it with them to each session. Participants in this program will register for the entire year (12-month cost), but will get a discount of $15 off of two camp sessions that would be equivalent of the cost of two individual sessions during the year long program. Alternatively, participants may register for individual sessions at the cost of $15 per session.


Cost:
Cost per session: Garden member $12/nonmember $15
Cost for a semester (5 classes Aug-Dec): Garden member $60/nonmember $75

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Sessions:

Date: August 14, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: October 9, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: November 13, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
 
  
 
 
 
 
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