Homeschool Program 2017-2018
Our homeschool guided programs are especially designed for children between the ages of 6-12 and include hands-on lessons where every child can see the world as Fairchild’s botanists do.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1st 2017!
Flying WILD: October 2 and October
23, 2017 Soar into Fairchild Tropical
Botanic Garden using birds as the focus with hands-on activities connecting
real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history.
Plants that Changed
the World: November 6th and November 20th,
2017 Explore Fairchild’s collections
and discover some of the amazing plants from faraway places that had an impact
on our world. Participants will be amazed to discover that humans eat different
plant parts, including the roots, stems, flowers and bark!
Interactions and Adaptations December 4th
and 18th, 2017 Plants and animals have
evolved to have special kinds of relationships, often times depending on one
another for their survival. On this journey, we will explore the special
pollination or orchids and the Million Orchid Project!
Ecosystems and Invasive Species: January
8th and 22nd, 2018 Explore South
Florida ecosystems and the features that make them unique. Learn how to
identify key native plant species in each habitat and participate in hands-on
activities that will teach about South Florida’s unique tapestry of life. learn
about the uninvited threats to these fragile communities.
The Wonderful World
of Insects: February 5th and 26th, 2018 Learn about the diverse world of insects, as participants
investigate the interdependent relationship between insects and us. Become an
entomologist for the day as we learn the importance of these six legged
creatures and the different stages of the insect’s life cycle!
Tropical Rainforests and Deserts: March 5th and 19th, 2018 Take a journey with us as we explore the Desert and South Florida’s largest tropical rainforest exhibit. Through hands-on exploration, participants will learn about desert and rainforest plant adaptations, the resourcefulness of the rainforest people in mastering the use of these plants, and the diversity of the rainforest.
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Cost: $12 students, $15 adults, $6.00 siblings (2-5 years old);
please note that payment is non-refundable.
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Space is limited therefore we do not accept walk-ins. To register, click here. For more information please call 305.663.8094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.