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Fourth Fridays for Families: Out of The Mud, Beautiful Flowers with Priscilla Hayes and Peggy O’Connor (March 22, 2024)

Friday, March 22 10:30 am
Friday, March 22 12:00 pm


Spring is mud season. Out of the bare, wet earth all sorts of plants are popping up to grab sun rays before the trees can shade them. Kids 3 to 6 and their caregivers will join in celebrating and learning about “spring ephemerals,” the gorgeous little plants that bloom and fade before most other plants have finished growing their leaves. Each child will plant native seeds to be grown at home, and we will pretend to be spring ephemerals popping up. The program includes a walk and reading more about glorious mud and spring.

Priscilla Hayes has been designing and implementing hands-on environmental education programs for children since the 1990s, when she started introducing children to recycling, reuse and composting through the Robbinsville Clean Communities and Recycling program. She was the school garden educator for three Princeton schools. Hayes is turning her backyard into a meadow for bees, butterflies, birds and native plants.

Program Fee: $10 per child, $5 for each additional, $0 per adult (Members: Enter your code to receive your 20% discount)

Each child must be accompanied by an adult. One adult can attend no more than two children.

Walks are weather-dependent; please dress for the weather.



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Program Fee: $10 per child, $5 for each additional, $0 per adult (Members: Enter your code to receive your 20% discount)

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes 2 days prior to the date of the program.

Fourth Fridays for Families:

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is the perfect place for family fun! Join us at the end of each month for a seasonal offering geared towards our budding naturalists. Offered on the fourth Friday of each month, these programs will include a story and an outdoor walk, take-home craft or other theme-appropriate activity. Appropriate for ages 3 to 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent; please dress for the weather.


Additional information


Accompanying Adult, Additional Child, Child