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.


​Complete details and registration 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.

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​STORY TIME IN THE CHILDRENS GARDEN
September 1, 2019
​12:30pm - 1:30pm​​
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 "Henry the Impatient Heron" by Donna Love.

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:
October 6 - Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
November 3 - Room on the Broom by Axel Scheffler
December 1 - Outfoxing the Fox by Friederike Rave




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