Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Description The mission of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is to welcome all community members and visitors to engage in nature, to inspire learning through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability, and to promote human and environmental well-being.
Address 950 Melbourne Road Charlottesville, VA 22902
Website Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
Contact Bruce Gatling-Austin 434/953-0060 ext. 4
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Date(s) Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Stream Restoration Program
Get your hands wet! Stream Water Testing is a citizen science opportunity for students to learn about stream health, water quality, what it means, and how to monitor it. We observe health and water quality through measurements and records taken of the Garden stream’s various features. In partnership with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance, we provide stream water test kits to students so they can learn about temperature, pH, organisms, as well as how to use the tools used to monitor these traits.

11:00AM - 12:15PM Ages: 11-18 Participant ages 11-18 $2.00
Chaperone non-participating parent $0.00
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Create with Nature
Do you like art and music? Create with Nature gives children from K through 6th grade the opportunity to engage with new nature topics in a hands-on way through art and music. Students begin with a story time in the Garden featuring a book on nature. Following the reading, kids join a local artist to complete an art or performing arts project that features some aspect of the book they read. Create with Nature strives to enhance nature literacy by encouraging children to engage with new nature topics through hands-on opportunities. Through this creative outlet, our goal is to improve nature literacy and promote greater interest in the environment. If time allows, groups are invited to attend a nature walk around the Garden following the reading and project.

10:00AM - 11:00AM Ages: 5-11 Participant ages 5-11 $2.00
Chaperone non-participating parent $0.00
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