*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 be moved to a virutal format due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the event of classes going virtual, participants will be given a garden kit with garden materials to complete 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: Flower Walk
Date: August 20, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers

Join us for a fun walk through the garden to learn how to make observations using our five senses. We will smell flowers and herbs, look for butterflies and other garden creatures, and maybe even taste something from the garden. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome.
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Friday Fun Day: Butterflies
Date: September 17, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

Monarch butterflies travel all the way from Canada to Mexico on a trip called a migration. And guess what! They stop in Knoxville at the UT Gardens on their trip! During this program, we will look for butterflies and learn all about the butterfly life cycle. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Growing Up, Up, Up
Friday, October 1, 2021
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $10 Garden members / $15 Non-members

During this Friday Fun Day, we will learn about what a plant needs to grow. We will plant something for your family to take home to practice responsibility and share in the excitement of watching something grow up, up, up! This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Falling Leaves and Tall Trees
Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

This Friday Fun Day we will learn all about trees and use them to make crafts that will teach us to have the eye of a scientist. By noticing the veins on a leaf, its edges, and how rough or smooth a tree’s bark is, we will practice the skill of observation and use our senses to better understand and identify trees. Come ready to explore the garden and do some crafting. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Making Mobiles
November 5, 2021
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $10 Garden members / $15 Non-members

Join us as we make mobiles out of natural materials that we will collect from the UT Gardens. Objects such as pinecones or feathers can be incredibly interesting, and what better way to display them than with a mobile? We will provide everything you need, but if you have a prized object, feel free to bring it along to add to your mobile. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Turkey Thymes
Date: November 19, 2021
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

Cooking a turkey sounds like a pretty hard thing to do, so instead we are going to make a turkey out of paper, herbs, and flowers during this Friday Fun Day. We hope you will join us as we have fun celebrating fall and friendship and learn about some popular herbs and flowers that are showcased this time of year. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Hibernation Station
Date: December 3, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

What do animals do during the winter? Many of them hibernate in dens. During this Friday Fun Day, we will practice our engineering skills and build our own dens for animals that hibernate. This program is designed for children between the ages of three and five, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Friday Fun Day: Evergreens
Date: December 17, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class size limit: 15
Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers

Did you know that people have been decorating evergreen trees in the winter for more than 2,000 years? This Friday Fun Day we will learn about evergreen trees, make a craft, and play a fun game. This will be our last Friday Fun Day of the year, so don’t miss out on the fun! This program is designed for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, but all kids are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay with children during the program.
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Home Grown - 
 
Homeschool Program- Nature School at the Garden
August - December 2021

Our Home Grown Home School Program will resume this August with a focus on climate resilience. We will cover topics this semester including plants and the role they play in the environment, how people impact the climate, and things we can do to have a positive impact on the Earth. This program will meet once a month on the second Friday of each month. The UT Gardens Home Grown Home School Program is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 10, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay during the program.​

 Cost:
Cost per session: Garden member $10/nonmember $15
Cost for a semester (5 classes August-December): Garden member $45/nonmember $68

Sessions:
Date: August 13, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: September 10, 2021
Time: 10am-12 noon

Date: October 8, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: November 12, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: December 10 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
 
 
 
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