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The Jr. Master Gardener Program is designed to get kids outside, exploring nature, and learning all about how plants grow. Participants will spend three sessions learning all about plants, soils, leaves, and how plants produce healthy foods.
New for 2019 is the “Farmer for a Day” portion of the program. Kids will get the opportunity to interact with and learn how to care for farm animals such as sheep, chickens, goats, and a mini horse or donkey.
This program is for youth ages 8-12 and consists of hands-on learning in the USU Botanical Center’s Edible Demonstration Garden over four consecutive days (July 9th,10th,11th,12th) from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Please come dressed to play in the dirt and sun and have some fun.
DAY 1: Introduction to plants
- Plant dissection and identification of plant parts
- Making seed tape
- Hayride tour of the USU Botanical Center
- Plant identification in the Edible Demonstration Garden
DAY 2: How plants grow and photosynthesis
- How plants move water
- All about soil
- Leaf scavenger hunt and art project
- All about insects and bees
DAY 3: Harvest and healthy choices
- Healthy food choices game
- Harvest food from the Edible Demonstration Garden
- Blender bike salsa
DAY 4: Farmer for a day
- Introduction and interaction with different animals
- Animals include: bunnies, chickens, goats, sheep, and a mini horse/donkey
Please direct questions to Sheriden at 435-919-1335.