Looking for eco friendly after-school activities for your kids? These green kids programs have just what you are looking for right here in the borough of Queens.
Queens Botanical Garden Children’s Program HSBC Children’s Garden is a hands-on program for children (5-12) that teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. It’s the first “green” children’s program in Queens, and offers the opportunity to practice different sustainable gardening techniques – like composting and mulching – and learn about recycling. Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and environmental stewardship. (718) 886-3800
Nature Club – pre –K
Nature Club is designed to meet the needs of young science and nature buffs. This class utilizes animals, nature and cooperative learning to reinforce children’s school readiness skills while providing extra enrichment in the sciences. Activities include free play, story time, games, crafts, live animals and a snack.
Junior Nature Kids – Grades K – 2
Get wild each Wednesday at Alley Pond! Junior nature Kids explore their environment with all five senses through games, crafts, learning activities and nature walks. Help care for animals and better understand secrets such as camouflage. Investigate the mysteries of animals and plants up-close after school. Snack included.
Call 718-229-4000 for more information on classes and to sign up
The former home of a German immigrant family, the Voelker Orth reflects life in the 19th and 20th century. The garden contains plants that were favorites of the Victorian times and attract birds and butterflies. The museum offers a variety of family programs and educational science/nature workshops for k-6 school and camp groups throughout the year. Rental space available for parties! Visit our website for upcoming crafts workshops and the schedule for the monthly Saturday morning Storybook Discovery series. (718) 359-6227