Gardening for the Future: 

Children's Activities

This year's Show will offer multiple activities for children of all ages, all 4 days of the Show. Be sure to check the daily schedule at the Show entrance for additional demonstrations and activities.


Child-Friendly Lectures (in the lecture hall)

Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m. - Photography 101, presented by David Cornett, professional photographer, Abingdon, VA

An Introductory class for all ages, with an emphasis on digital phone and tablet photography. Topics include subject matter and how to get the best out of your equipment.   

 

David Cornett, professional photographer, Abingdon, VA
     An Introductory class for all ages, with an emphasis on digital phone and tablet photography. Topics   
     include subject matter and how to get the best out of your equipment.    

Friday, March 3, 5 p.m. - Discover the Mysteries of Owls, presented by Julie Eperjesi, director of education, Owl's Hill Sanctuary, Brentwood, TN www.owlshill.org

Experience seeing owls up close during this presentation.


Saturday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. - Presentation by the Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is proud to offer an exciting series of educational outreach programs to Middle Tennessee. Learn how you can be a part of conservation initiatives taking place around the world and in your own backyard during our Conservation Conversation. Guests will have the opportunity to meet a few of the Zoo's ambassador animals at the conclusion of the presentation.

Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m. - Presentation by the Nashville Zoo


Bamboo Grove Children's Theater (Garden #3)

Thursday, March 2

10 a.m.  Pollinators and Life Cycles, presented by Adventure Science Center

1 p.m.  Storytime and tea with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry 

2 p.m.  Storytelling with Martha Bess DeWitt

4 p.m.  Not Your Mom’s Boo Boo Salve:  Making Plant Medicine, presented by Debra “Willow”Townsend, DIHom, Tennessee Medicinals

5 p.m.  Fairy Garden Workshop, presented by Sandra Spicer


Friday, March 3

10 a.m. The Magic & Mystery of Nature and Dr. George W. Carver with Sizwe Herring

11 a.m. Bring your teddy bear for a Teddy Bear Picnic, hosted by Thistle Farms with music by Ashley Dawn

1 p.m.  Storytelling

3 p.m.  Mini Botany with Adventure Science Center

3:30 p.m.  Learning Parts of a Flower, presented by Becky Fox Matthews

 

Saturday, March 4

10:30 a.m.  Worms, Assassins, and Earwigs, Oh My! Worm Composting, with Lou Anne Williams, Nashville Library

12 p.m.  Tea Party with Charles White 

1 p.m.  Storytime with Linden Waldorf School (Nashville), early childhood teachers Julie Ann Ferreira and Judy Scoville

3 p.m.  Butterflies with Rita Venable

4 p.m.  Worm’s Way with Sue Biggers

5 p.m.  Humming Along and Flying By, presented by Lou Anne Williams, Nashville Library

6 p.m.  Stories with Karen McIntyre

 

Sunday, March 5

12 p.m.  Story & Seeds, presented by Lou Anne Williams, Nashville Library

1 p.m.  Life on Earth, presented by Adventure Science Center

 

Special thanks to High Garden Tea for providing teas for our tea parties.



Nature's Classroom (Garden #13)

Hosted by Nashville Foodscapes:  www.nashvillefoodscapes.com

A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the Show, including bark rubbing and identification, seed station, worm compost and fossil dig. Please check the daily schedule at the entrance for more information!


Special Events!

Thursday and Friday, join Metro Water for a game of Stormwater Stretch.


Urban Green Lab Mobile Lab will participate on Saturday March 4th from 10am to 6pm.  We will have our lab open for kids and families to walk through and interact with the panels and activities.  We can also facilitate kid friendly games and activities periodically throughout the day. 


Sunday, March 5 will be “Farm Day”

There will be live animals including sheep, chickens, and horses.

Nature’s Classroom – Hosted by Nashville Foodscapes
www.nashvillefoodscapes.com
A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the Show, including bark rubbing and identification, seed station, worm compost and fossil dig. Please check the daily schedule at the entrance for more information!