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I HEART WORMS for Families
Thu, February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help you set it up during the workshop. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
This workshop is part of QBG's February Break Series, February 21-24
Children can get their hands dirty as they sift and search through our Exploration Station from 12 to 1pm daily. Pick up a self-guided winter scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids. (FREE)
Other workshops in this series:
Celebrate Black History Month—George Washington Carver Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 1 to 2:30pm • $6 per child • Registration required: qbgfebruary.eventbrite.com
Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.
Storytime & Craft for Families
Wednesday, February 22, 1 to 2:30pm • Free (while supplies last)
Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under.
Winter Trees Workshop
Friday, February 24, 1 to 2:30pm • $6 per child • Registration required: wintertrees.eventbrite.com
Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.
Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of a cancellation by the organizer.
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QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, click here.
GETTING TO QBG
By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.
By driving, please click here for more information.