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Young Learner Programs

Berkshire Botanical Garden provides rich, new educational experiences for young learners through the Garden Sprouts program for toddlers, and the Roots, Boots and Shoots program designed for homeschoolers.

Garden Sprouts — Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Toddler Program

For children ages 3 - 5
Offered the last Thursday of every month April - October 2021, 10 - 11:30 am. No July Program

Visit Berkshire Botanical Garden for Garden Sprouts, a one-on-one early childhood program for toddlers and their caretakers where you will build new skills, have fun, and explore! COVID safety practices will be in place, so you and your toddler can feel safe while learning new skills. Garden Sprouts encourages caretakers to be actively engaged in their child’s learning. New activities will be available each month for you to enjoy. Sessions allow for individualized instruction and discovery. Included in Garden admission; follow-up self-guided activities for independent exploration are provided. 

For further questions please contact Education Coordinator, Kessa McEwen kmcewen@berkshirebotanical.org or by phone at 413 931 3194.

Cost: Free with Garden Admission 

Click below to register!

April 29

May 27

June 24

August 26

 

Roots, Shoots and Boots — Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Homeschool Program 

For children ages 6 - 12

Offered September 10- November 15. Please contact rdurgin@berkshirebotanical.org for more information or call 413-298-4505. 

BBG is excited to offer hands-on learning opportunities for homeschool pods and families. Each family or pod is invited to choose from a variety of lessons that focus on inquiry-based instruction and scientific discovery within the Garden. Lessons align with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, with COVID safety protocols in place to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. We are happy to work with you to offer individualized lessons on specific areas of interest, or you can trust our experienced youth educators to do the planning for you! Let the Garden be your classroom this spring!

Download our Parent Information Packet for more information on these programs!

Program fees include Garden admission.


COVID-19 Safety Standards:

BBG is carefully following all guidelines and recommendations provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC. These include:

  • Requiring all visitors to wear a face-covering when in the Garden.
  • Requiring social distancing of a least 6 feet. 
  • Implementing regular daily cleaning of bathrooms and other facilities. 
  • Providing hand sanitizer. 
  • Running programs outdoors when possible or in a well-ventilated area, 6 feet apart when indoors.

If anyone in your pod is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone showing symptoms, we ask that you call the Education Coordinator to evaluate your options before arriving at the Garden. Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Cough, difficulty breathing
  • Sore Throat
  • Skin Rash
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea 
  • Fever
  • Muscle and/or body aches 
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

 

 

 

 

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