Junior Botanist Club


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Winter Term 2020 registration now open! 

Junior Botanist Club

All-new themes for the winter term, with a focus on natures incredible ability to adapt to unique environments! By looking, feeling, learning (and yes sometimes even tasting!) the wide variety of plants at Sage Garden Greenhouse, we will examine how plants have evolved to fit diverse environments around the world. Leaf shape, water retention in stems, even root length are just some of the adaptations we'll discuss. Your child will develop an appreciation for the diversity of plants and leave every week with a new hands-on activity to take home. 

Does your child notice the plants around them every day? At Sage Garden we want our junior botanists to connect with plants in a hands-on, fun-filled environment that emphasizes a connection to the natural world.

Each session, the young botanists will meet new and fascinating plants, dig into a cool growing activity (to take home!) and get rooted in a topic using stories, games and crafts. Everything from spicy tropicals to pollinator-friendly native plants will be showcased, with an emphasis on decorative, edible and useful botanicals. Not only will our budding botanists develop new skills with home and garden planting techniques, but they will also have the opportunity to learn cool greenhouse tips and tricks that take their savvy to a whole new level!

Junior Botanists runs every second Saturday in January and February starting on January 11, 2020, with a group for kids K - 3, a second session for kids aged 10 and older as well as a mixed-age all French session.

Please use the dropdown menu to select the session you are interested in. Pre-registration is required, although we are happy to offer drop-in for parents and kids who want to check things out before registering for the term ($20 per participant drop-in fee applies). For drop-in, feel free to just turn up at the greenhouse for the appropriate class time. 

There are four dates in the winter term (January 11 - February 22, 2020). The cost is $80 or $72 with Sage Garden Membership (we will adjust for the discount when we process your registration; does not show up automatically).

Junior Botanists K-3 Every second Saturday starting January 11 and running through February 22. Parents are invited to stay and participate if they choose (not required). This session goes from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Junior Botanists for ages 10 and older (grade 4 and up) Every second Saturday starting January 11 and running through February 22. This session goes from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm.
Junior Botanists mixed ages, French-speaking Every second Saturday starting January 11 and running through February 22.
Parents are invited to stay and participate if they choose (not required). This session goes from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please use the sepearte "Les jeunes botanistes" link to register for the French session


About the Teacher

Suzanne M. Simpson holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of Manitoba. She has teaching experience with children ages 5-12 and is a mother to two young girls. Suzanne believes strongly in empowering children to understand the natural world around them. As a Master Composter, Master Gardener and LEED Green Associate, Suzanne brings expertise and enthusiasm to the learning experiences she provides for children. Outside of the Junior Botanist program, Suzanne works at Sage Garden Greenhouses in our Horticultural Support Services for Schools program, as our school consultant/educator. Suzanne is fluent in French and English. 


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