Join us on Wednesday afternoons near the playground for our Little Lizards Program. This informal science and art program meets biweekly from October to May and features new activities each session relating to a monthly theme. Lizards will read, explore, create, and imagine while learning about the wonders of nature. Registration required. This is an outdoor program; weather permitting.
In registering for this class, you guarantee your child's spot. You still must pay the general admission fee of $5.00 upon entering the Garden. If you do not register online or over the phone, your spot is not guaranteed. No walk-ins will be accepted. Maximum capacity is 12 students per session. Parents, please only register your child for this program. You do not need to register yourself. Please note that Little Lizards is not a drop off program, and parent attendance is required.
SESSION DATES & THEMES
October 4 & 8: Bats
October is Bat month! There is so much to learn about these mysterious creatures. Florida has 13 species of bats, with many residing in South Florida, including an endangered species. This month we will delve into the fascinating world of these nocturnal creatures- including learning about our resident bat house.
November 1, 15 & 29: 5 Senses in the Garden
Learn to use your 5 senses to engage with nature! This month we will taste, touch, hear, smell and observe the Garden in a whole new way! You will become a scientist of the senses this month.
December 13: Trees
They are all around us, but do we really know what makes trees so important to our planet? December is the month to learn all about these gracious giants! Some of the trees in Pinecrest Gardens are over 100 years old, and some over 80 feet tall!
January 10 & 24: Harvest / Edibles
Winter in South Florida is actually primetime for edible gardening. You can plant “spring” vegetables in the fall and winter months down here while other states are freezing! Join us in January as we talk about veggie gardening in South Florida. Take home your very own vegetable seedling and taste what we have growing in the garden after learning about the plant parts we love to eat!
February 7 & 21: Flowers
Did you know that some flowers are edible, or that some will only bloom at night? Flowers are more than just a pretty face. In February, we will become experts on one of nature’s most delightful gifts.
March 6 & 20: Art in the Garden/ Art Naturally
Nature and art go hand in hand. Many people who draw, paint, sculpt and photograph draw their inspiration from natural areas and places like Pinecrest Gardens where there is lots of nature. Join us in March to get your creative juices flowing and make some art in our gardens.
April 3 & 17: Pollinators
Join us as we learn about the worlds most important polinators! Did you know that some bee hives have over 40,000 bees living together, Or that a caterpillars can double in size in just one day! We’re learning all about the wonders of pollinators this month.
May 1, 15 & 29: Seeds
Seeds come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some seeds are as small as a speck of dust, and others are as big as a basketball. Join us in May as we learn how seeds form, travel, and grow.