Summer at the Gardens…where laughter and learning play together

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Whether it’s just an afternoon of quality time with your child or an art class, we have something for children of every age.

Amazing Art: Welcome to AmaZing Art, an all-inclusive visual art program for kids of all abilities. Kids will have fun getting creative this 2016 summer as they discover and paint Florida’s Amazing endangered and unique threatened animals. All classes are taught by VSAFL’s certified Teaching Artist, Yvette Cotera. Pre-registration is recommended, there is a class space limit of 16 participants. For more information and questions about the art classes, you can contact the art teacher, Yvette, at 305-753-5341 or please leave your text or voice message.

This class is recommended for children ages 6-12 or 5 year olds with an accompanying parent and all classes are Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A package of four art classes (one full session) is $50 and siblings are discounted to $45 each (there are two different sessions available). If class space allows, same day walk-ins are welcome for $15 for each student. Class fees include all art materials and entrance to the Pinecrest Botanical Garden, Petting Zoo and Splash ‘N Play! So bring your bathing suit or bring a picnic lunch. You can enjoy overlooking Swan Lake or stay under the shady giant Banyan trees.

Session 1:
June 18 – Dwarf Seahorse with Turtle Grass
June 25 – Florida Panther with Sawgrass
July 9 – Migratory Painted Bunting
July 16 – Green Sea Turtle with Corals

Session 2:
July 23 – Burrowing Owl
July 30 – Swimming Sea Outer
August 6 – Brown Pelican on the Dock
August 13 – Pink Flamingo

Robotic Camp: Build Your Own Robot at the Gardens this summer when the Game Tech Institute presents their renowned Robotics Camp. Immerse your children in robotics exploration where they learn to build robots, learn about engineering, programming, have robot competitions, field activities and much more! Camp meets daily, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 9-14 years. For further information and registration contact Fun Camps at 305-666-2992.

Session 1: June 27 – July 8
Session 2: July 11 – July 22

Educational Field Trips: The Pinecrest Gardens Educational Division is dedicated to fostering a bond between students and nature by enhancing students’ understanding of the environment. Our goal is to inspire field trip participants, be it students, parents or teachers, to take action preserving biodiversity and ecosystems. As an important part of South Florida’s history, Pinecrest Gardens serves as a valuable living classroom. With natural geological land formations like the Cypress Slough and the Hardwood Hammock, our botanical gardens feature many learning opportunities for visiting groups. Please contact Lacey Bray, Educational Program Coordinator at 305-669-6990 to schedule a visit or to customize an activity for your class, camp or group. Field trip costs are $5 per person.

Horticultural Workshop: Basic Orchid Repotting Skills—June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join Pinecrest Gardens specialists in the Hibiscus Room for a hands-on workshop to learn the tips and tricks of repotting orchids for indoor and outdoor culture. Participants will take an orchid home with them for growing outdoors. The class costs $10 per person which includes the hands-on workshop, supplies and a take home project. There is a limit of 12 people per workshop so we encourage you to register and pay early by contacting 305-669-6990.

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