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Story Time & Youth Camps

​STORY TIME IN THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN
Sunday, December 1, 2019

​12:30pm - 1:30pm​​
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Help promote early childhood literacy, healthy minds and bodies, and artistic imagination by joining us on the first Sunday of each month for Story Time in the Children’s Garden. Gather in our outdoor reading area in the shade of the southern live oak where Ms. Barbara will read the children a story related to nature. This month’s story is "Outfoxing the Fox" by Friederike Rave.

After the story, Ms. Cintia encourages imagination and mindfulness through yoga. Children (and parents too!) participate in breathing exercises and yoga poses based on the subject of the story and the animals in our sanctuary. Afterwards, the children can express their own creativity by participating in a craft inspired by the story.  

Story Time is free with paid admission (or membership) to Flamingo Gardens. An adult must stay with the child during story time, yoga and the craft. 
For more information, contact the Education Department at 954-473-2955 x115​. 


Coming up in 2020:

January 5 - The Nutty Little Vulture by Marta Magellan (reading by the author)                                                  
February 2nd - Hedgehog’s 100thDay of School by Lynne Marie (reading by the author)                                                          
March 1st - Flamingo Gardens Secret Key by Caroline Tamboli (reading by author)          
April 5th - How to Help the Earth- by the Lorax (Dr. Seuss) by Tish Rabe & Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman                                  
May 3rd - Where Should Turtle Be? by Susan Ring
June 7th - Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London
July 5th - Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill by Edward Ritts
August 2nd - Pinky Got Out! by Michael Portis & Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler 
September 6th - The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR by Rob Biddulph
October 4th - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
November 1st - Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds 
December 6th - It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler & How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop




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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Image: Book - Room on the Broom by Axel Scheffler

HOME SCHOOL DAY- 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020

10:00am to Noon.

Registration starts at 9:30am


Cost: $12 per child and $13.50 per leader/chaperone/parent.


Kid Explorers Scavenger Hunt (K - 2nd Grades)- Guides younger students in discovering the flora and fauna of South Florida while enjoying the fun of a scavenger hunt.  Includes:

  • Instructions and a list/pictures of items to find.
  • A visit to Flamingo Gardens’ arboretum, birds of prey center, and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary to hunt for listed items.
  • A narrated tram ride through native hammock habitats and a mitigated wetland.


Wildlife Encounter ​(3rd - 5th Grades)- Panthers and gators and snakes – Oh my!  Flamingo Gardens is also home to beautiful birds, playful river otters, proud peacocks and more.  Meet them all on the Wildlife Encounter.  Includes a tour of:

  • Flamingo Gardens’ bird of prey center, featuring eagles, owls, hawks and vultures.
  • Our free-flight aviary, home to over 40 species of water and wading birds in five natural habitats.
  • Our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, with panthers, flamingos, bobcats, alligators, river otters, turtles, tortoises and Josh the bear.
  • A tram ride through wetlands and native hammock areas. Wildlife frequently sighted.


Virtual Scavenger Hunt (6th grade and up)- Allows students to discover the flora and fauna of south Florida while enjoying the fun of a scavenger hunt.  Bring your phone or camera in order to capture your exploration. Includes:

  • Instructions and a list of items to find, photograph and document, using forms which are included.
  • Students will visit our free-flight aviary, birds of prey center and the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • A narrated tram ride through native hammock habitats and a mitigated wetland.
  • Students must have their own cameras or phones to record the items they locate.


​Complete details and printable form.


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

 

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. 

Thank you to Goldfish Swim School - Pembroke Pines, our Story Time in the Gardens Sponsor.