“Learn by doing” is a commonly used expression in 4-H. Indeed, 4-H programming is built around a learn-by-doing model for teaching youth. This method allows children to explore something with minimal guidance from an adult and it helps young people to develop stronger critical thinking skills. Instead of being told the answers, they are presented with a question, problem, situation, or activity which they must make sense of for themselves. “Learn By Doing” education also better prepares youth for post-secondary education by helping to build confidence, foster independence, and develop effective habits and methods for seeing projects and assignments through from beginning to end.
MEET ME IN ALICE’S GARDEN brings the “learn by doing” model alive in a beautiful garden setting, where students may explore insects, soil, compost, flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit, water and more, as we stimulate their interest in science, math, the environment, agriculture, health, nutrition and so much more! It also introduces children to some of the dozens of opportunities 4-H has to offer.
- Hands-on Earth Science Education
- Hands-on gardening
- Herbal Labyrinth Walk and herb education
- Math in the garden
- Nutrition & Health Education
- Take-Home activity book for each student
Dates: Mondays or Thursdays / June through October
Times: 9:00am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Costs: $8.00/student and adult
Class Size: Minimum 8 students with 1 adult and a maximum 50 students with 3-5 adults,
You are invited to bring your own lunch; there is an outdoor pavilion with eight picnic tables available.
Please see our Brochure for more information.