Friday, May 16, 2014

Bok Tower Discovery Days 2014

About Discovery Days

Your child will discover nature through active, fun experiences as they venture out into the Gardens with new friends. Each Discovery Day celebrates a different aspect of nature through themed activities, projects and explorations that keep young minds actively learning and engaging throughout the summer. Each session includes a snack and at least one take-home project.
We understand that flexibility is important for summer schedules. Discovery Days are designed with eight (8) independent sessions that are repeated once for a total of 16 program options. Choose the number of sessions or the specific topics that work best for you, your child, and your summer schedule.
Your child can earn a Discovery Certificate by attending all eight sessions—all eight Wednesdays, all eight Fridays, or both Wednesdays and Fridays for the first or last four weeks.

Registration Information

Discovery Days: Garden Adventures for Youth
Wednesdays & Fridays, June 18 – August 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. – noon
Pre-registration is required; please call (863) 734-1222 to register or for more information.
Fees are $15 per child per session. Register for seven (7) sessions for one child and get the 8th one free (a $15 savings). Or, register for all 16 days for one child for $200 (a $40 savings). Children must be 6-12 years of age; one complimentary adult admission is provided per registered child for drop-off/pick-up.
Please note: For your child’s safety, a health form and a drop-off/pick-up permission form is required along with registration prior to the first session for which the child is registered.


Discovery Days: Buggin’ Out

June 18, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 15, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bugs are beautiful in this fun exploration of insects. Kids will learn the characteristics of insects through the Insect Song, create their own artistic insect, and make their own collecting gear before venturing out for a Bodacious Bug Hunt. A ladybug release in the Gardens ends the day with a bug bang!

Discovery Days: Bok-ful Adventures

June 20, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 13, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bok Tower Gardens is Edward Bok’s gift to the world. Kids will explore the cultural side of the Gardens through its art, music and nature. Together we will learn which of Aesop’s Fables are represented in the Singing Tower, discover some plants and animals depicted there, and create artwork inspired by the Tower.

Discovery Days: Young Picassos

June 25, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The lush gardens and natural beauty of Bok Tower Gardens inspires the artful side of anyone. Kids of all skill levels will experiment with different media and learn some new techniques as they create impressions of nature that will turn their refrigerators into art galleries!

Discovery Days: Seedy Surprises

June 27, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 6, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Seeds have many surprises in store! Kids will explore the basic anatomy of a seed and then go on a hunt to find seeds ‘in action’ around the Gardens. They will also have an opportunity to make a seed collage, and then plant some seeds to create their own nursery to take home.

Discovery Days: Plant Parts We Eat

July 9, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 1, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
From garden to plate, plants provide plentiful—and tasty—play that helps kids discover the important connection between plants and food. Tasteful explorations will include a tour of the vegetable garden at Pinewood Estate, plant part play, and simple kid-friendly recipes.

Discovery Days: Photo Adventures

July 11, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 30, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Learning to capture the beauty at Bok Tower Gardens is as easy as point & click! Kids will learn some basics of photography and then practice their skills through a photo-safari in the Gardens. After their walk, they’ll make a photo display of their favorite images to take home. Please bring your own camera and have some fun!

Discovery Days: Animongus

July 16, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 25, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
There are many animals that ‘live among us’ in the Lake Wales area. Some can be easily seen at Bok Tower Gardens, including squirrels, lizards and Japanese koi, while others such as raccoons and possums live further out of sight. Kids will go on an animal sighting and tracking adventure, search for animal tracks in the Gardens, and create their own track models to bring home.

Discovery Days: Feathered Friends & Winged Wonders

July 18, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Look up—there are a lot of animals flying around at Bok Tower Gardens! Kids will hone their skills as they learn to hear, see and feed hummingbirds, songbirds and owls. We’ll also explore the life cycles of butterflies, see them in action, and discover some of the important connections between birds, butterflies and plants.

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