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Botany in a Box Family Activity Kit: Create a Plant Press

Become a botanist in your own home as you create a plant press to preserve flowers and leaves. Use your preserved plant specimens to create an herbarium collection or create beautiful dried flower and leaf artwork!


Botany in a Box Family Activity Kits provide families the opportunity to take hands on learning into the comfort of their own homes! Each Activity Kit includes background information, project instructions and materials needed to complete an activity or exploration at home.


Audience: Families with children ages 5 and up.


Kit Fee: $20.00 per kit, $18.00 per kit member; kit fee includes shipping


Create a Plant Press Kit includes:

- Materials and hardware needed to create a 6" x 6" hardwood plant press

- Paint to decorate your plant press

- Mini collection notebook

- Plant identification labels

- Pollinator seeds pack

- Information sheet and activity instructions to guide your exploration


Shipping Information: Botany in a Box orders are processed on Mondays and Thursdays. Orders placed Thursday 9 a.m. - Monday 9 a.m. are processed on Mondays. Orders placed Monday 9 a.m - Thursday 9 a.m. are processed on Thursdays. Once your order has been process and shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking information.


Family Make and Take: Dia de los Muertos Miniature Ofrendas

Explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos as you create a miniature ofrenda in remembrance of a loved one. Ofrendas are an important element of the Día de los Muertos celebration and are often constructed and displayed in homes to remember and honor loved ones who have passed. Families are encouraged to bring a photo copy of loved ones to include in their ofrenda. Materials provided are appropriate for children ages 5 and up. Preregistration is required.


Family Make and Take programs offer a space for children and their grownups to connect with natural materials and create together. These self-guided and self-paced programs are designed to provide a creative environment that sparks imagination. The Gardens provides the space and supplies. You and your family provide the ideas and creativity!


Price: $15 per project fee non-members; $12 per project fee members. Each project fee includes one miniature ofrenda base/platform and access to a variety materials to use for decoration.


Program Location: Weather depending, this program will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, you have the choice of working in our indoor space or picking up the materials to take home with you.


The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

• All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

• Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Materials used during the program will not be shared between participant groups and will be disinfected between each use.

• Please practice social distancing and keep at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

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