Monday-Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm. (Box Office closes at 4pm)   954.473.2955

Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

​STORY TIME IN THE CHILDRENS GARDEN
October 7, 2018
​12:30pm - 1:30pm​​
Enjoy an outdoor reading of a children's story book every month in our new Children's Garden followed by a craft project!
 This month's story is "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon. After the story, the children will participate in a yoga stretch and make a related craft. Story Time is free with paid admission (or membership) to Flamingo Gardens. An adult must stay with the child during story time and the craft.
 

Call the Education Department at 954-473-2955 x115​ for more information. Coming up:
Nov 4 - *The Bear Ate your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Dec 2 - Fine Feathered Friends by Tish Rabe

* Free copy of "The Bear Ate your Sandwich" to first 50 families



SPECIAL BABY FLAMINGO STORY TIMES
September 10, 20, & 27, 2018
​11:00am - Noon
We'll be reading about flamingos, doing a flamingo related craft and taking a stroll over to the Flamingo Pond to see the newest member of our flamboyance! Included with paid admission to Flamingo Gardens. Adults must stay with the child. Click for more details.


Meet at the Childrens Garden (behind the Gallery)

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Story Time & Youth Camps

​​HOME SCHOOL DAY- Pollinators

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

10:00am to Noon.
Registration starts at 9:00am

 

​Cost: $10:00 per Student/ - $12:50 per adult/chaperone/parent.

Green Machine (K - 2nd Grades)- Focuses on pollinators and the beauty and importance of South Florida's plant and insect world. Includes:

  • Planting a seed to start your own pollinator garden  at  home
  • A narrated tram ride through wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A guided walk through our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to observe panthers, black bear, bobcats, alligators, flamingos, otters and their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important to their existence. 
  • I Spy a butterfly - A”hunt” for butterflies, caterpillars, and signs of their life cycle.


Butterflies, Bees, Birds & Seeds ​(3rd - 6th Grades)- A look at butterflies and other insects, their role in our environment and food supply.

  • Working in small teams, participants examine seeds to speculate how they are dispersed.
  • Narrated tram ride through our wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A “hunt” for pollinators and the host and nectar plants that support them.  
  • An in-depth guided walk through our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to observe panthers, black bear, bobcats, alligators, flamingos, otters and their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important. 


Virtual Scavenger Hunt (7th grade and up)- Participants will explore Flamingo Gardens, in small teams, looking for and documenting types of pollination and seed dispersal.  Bring your phone or camera in order to capture your exploration. Includes:

  • A look at a variety of seeds, and theorize the why and how of seed dispersal. A visit to our animal loop and discussion about their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important to them.
  • Narrated tram ride through our wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A “hunt” in the Meadow for pollinators and the host and nectar plants that support them.  
  • Garden expedition:  an interpretative walk in the gardens, looking for plants that disperse their seeds in different ways.


​Click here for complete details and registration form.

For more information contact the Education Department by calling (954)473-2955 x115 or email education@FlamingoGardens.org   

SCOUT DAY- Pollinators
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 & 17, 2018

10:00am to Noon.

Registration starts at 9:00am


Cost: $12:50 per Scout (includes patch) - $12:50 per leader/chaperone/parent.


Green Machine (K - 2nd Grades)- Focuses on pollinators and the beauty and importance of South Florida's plant and insect world. Includes:

  • Planting a seed to start your own pollinator garden  at  home
  • A narrated tram ride through wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A guided walk through our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to observe panthers, black bear, bobcats, alligators, flamingos, otters and their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important to their existence. 
  • I Spy a butterfly - A”hunt” for butterflies, caterpillars, and signs of their life cycle.


Butterflies, Bees, Birds & Seeds ​(3rd - 6th Grades)- A look at butterflies and other insects, their role in our environment and food supply.

  • Working in small teams, participants examine seeds to speculate how they are dispersed.
  • Narrated tram ride through our wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A “hunt” for pollinators and the host and nectar plants that support them.  
  • An in-depth guided walk through our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to observe panthers, black bear, bobcats, alligators, flamingos, otters and their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important. 


Virtual Scavenger Hunt (11/17 Only- 7th grade and up)- Participants will explore Flamingo Gardens, in small teams, looking for and documenting types of pollination and seed dispersal.  Bring your phone or camera in order to capture your exploration. Includes:

  • A look at a variety of seeds, and theorize the why and how of seed dispersal. A visit to our animal loop and discussion about their role in seed dispersal and why pollinators are important to them.
  • Narrated tram ride through our wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, focusing on the benefits plants provide us and our environment.
  • A “hunt” in the Meadow for pollinators and the host and nectar plants that support them.  
  • Garden expedition:  an interpretative walk in the gardens, looking for plants that disperse their seeds in different ways.


​Click here for complete details and registration form.


For more information contact the Education Department by calling (954)473-2955 x115 or email education@FlamingoGardens.org