Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories about nature and animals from New England and around the world. Hear how Coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more. Be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands! There will even be a short lesson on how to play music with spoons from a kitchen drawer and a guest appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.
Davis Bates’ traditional and participatory performance style empowers and encourages audiences to join in the fun and to take the songs and stories home with them to share with others. He also encourages listeners to remember and share stories and songs from their own family and cultural traditions and to find stories in books, recordings and the world wide web.
Our popular Family Fridays series is for students and stewards of all ages! Our programming includes guest presentations and events every Friday in August on a variety of topics highlighting reptiles, mammals, raptors and more. Family Fridays are free with Garden admission, and BBG members are admitted free of charge. Join us as we encourage an innate curiosity about the natural world and promote a deeper connection to our Berkshire landscape and world at large.