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Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

Read for the records day

Story Time & Youth Camps

​STORY TIME IN THE CHILDRENS GARDEN
Sunday, November 3, 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 "Room on the Broom" by Axel Scheffler.

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:
December 1 - Outfoxing the Fox by Friederike Rave




Image: Discover Goldfish Swim School.
Image: Children participating in Scout Day.
Book image of "Thank you Omu" by Oge Mora
Banner Image: Close-up bokeh of an owl

Thursday, November 7, 2019

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Flamingo Gardens is proud to be a part of Jumpstart's "Read for the Records" Day!

Flamingo Gardens is hosting a special Story Time in the Children’s Garden where we will read this year’s award-winning book, "Thank You, Omu!" by Oge Mora. After the story, children can participate in yoga and a craft based on the story.

Now in its 14th year, Jumpstart’s "Read for the Record day brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy. Through a partnership between the Children's Services Council, Broward County Public Schools, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, the Jim Moran Foundation, United Way, and multiple Broward early childhood stakeholders, a copy of "Thank You Omu" will be provided to eachPreK (age 4-5) and kindergarten child.

This program 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​.

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  

 

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