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Lil' Sprouts

Adults and children ages 3 to 5 work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC’s, and 123’s. Each child will create a craft, enjoy a snack, and experience a short garden excursion.

Each registration is good for one child and one adult.
Members $8, Non-members $18


Erosion

Wednesday, September 2 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 3 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This month’s class focuses on the woodland waterfall. We will explore the good side and the bad side of water in the garden. Pre-registration is required by August 31.

Spiders and Other Bugs that Spin Webs

Wednesday, October 7 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 8 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Many spiders and insects are able to spin webs and build other structures. We will explore the shady areas of the garden to locate and draw webs and other silky structures. Pre-registration is required by September 30.



Frogs and Toads

Wednesday, November 4 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Learn about the differences between frogs and toads as well as what they eat, where they live, and how they use their senses like us. Pre-registration is required by October 30.


Seeds

Wednesday, December 2 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 3 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

We’ll talk about how plants grow and the many different types of seeds and bulbs. Pre-registration is required by November 30.

Parts of a Plant

Wednesday, January 6 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, January | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This month's class focuses on the Conservatory. We'll talk about the different parts of a plant and how we, as humans, use different parts of a plant. Pre-registration is required by December 31.

Trees

Wednesday, February 3 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This month's class focuses on the Conservatory or arboretum (depending upon weather). We’ll talk about different kinds of trees and use tree cookies to explore them closer. Pre-registration is required by January 29.

Garden Art

Wednesday, March 3 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 4 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This month's class focuses on the different gardens within Lauritzen Gardens. Lil’ Sprouts will complete a few different art projects using various pieces of the garden. Pre-registration is required by February 26.

Leaves

Wednesday, April 7 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 8 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.


This month's class focuses on the arboretum. We'll talk about the purpose of leaves and showcase the different leaves of our arboretum. Pre-registration is required by April 2.

Insect Safari

Wednesday, May 5 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 6 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This month's class focuses on the Victorian Garden. We'll go on safari to find the various insects that find their homes here at Lauritzen. Pre-registration is required by April 30.

Register online or call (402) 346-4002, ext. 253. Classes are held on select Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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