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Garden Explorers  

Join us each week as we explore a different aspect of nature through hands-on activities and games! Children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend all classes open from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so call 713-274-4160 or go online at to sign up! Advanced registration is required. A suggested donation of $10 per day or $50 for all seven sessions, payable to The Mercer Society, helps cover the cost of supplies.

June 12: Growing Gardeners
Discover the basics of gardening through hands-on
learning. From seed to bloom, we will learn how to
grow and care for a plant!

June 19: Creature Features
Nothing gets children more interested in the
outdoors than learning what animals call it home.
Learn what crawls, wriggles and skitters in your

June 26: Bird’s the Word
It is a morning of feathered-friend fun! Explore
what makes birds unique. Adventure on a bird hike,
participate in bird races, build a bird nest, and more!

July 10: Branching Out
From the roots to the tip-top branches, we will be
investigating trees. Leaf the fun to us as we learn what
a tree provides for us to how to identify different trees.

July 17: A-B-Seeds
It’s the season for seeds! See how seeds are super
as we discover how a tiny seed can grow to a giant size,
match seeds with plants, and sow seeds.

July 24: Flower Power
With pretty colors, silly shapes and fun fragrances,
children, like bees, love flowers! We will delve into the
fantastic world of flowers by interacting with plants.

July 31: Water Wonders
We will finish with a splash as we explore one of
the most essential components on Earth-from the life
of a water drop to life among water drops!


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