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We're Excited About Environmental Education!

Happy New Year Garden lovers!  Perhaps some of you have resolved to going green this year and I encourage everyone to practice a new green habit!   We, the Youth Education team at MBG, are passionate about leading a green lifestyle (always a work in progress) and connecting children with nature to instill an appreciation for what Earth provides us. We all come from diverse backgrounds, giving us each the perfect blend of creativity and inspiration that allows us to implement a... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Friday, January 4, 2013 | 2 comments

An Apple a Day

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but at Memphis Botanic Garden it also brings school children to the Harvest Festival. Our Harvest Festival is taking place this year October 23-26 and October 29-November 2 . This is an annual event and a tradition for many schools. It helps supplement the lessons they have learned in the classroom.   This year we added a new and exciting station all about apples and apple cider. With the help of a grant from Tennessee... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, October 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Behind 'The Back 40' - Natural Garden Design (guest post by Stephanie Cosby)

If you were thinking about stopping by the Botanic Garden for a walk in the next few weeks, you will not be disappointed. Each garden or area has its special purpose, but right now (this month), there is one area not to miss! The Botanic Garden calls it The Back 40 , or among staff, 'toward the compost pile'. It's the area between the MBG side, side bank of Audubon Lake and the Butterfly Garden. You might know it as the area in the back with huge trees.  Further on, behind those trees,... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Botanical Biergarten: a special event celebrating a new partnership! (Guest post by Claire Moss)

(Claire Moss is the Executive Director of Harwood Center, and it has been a pleasure working in partnership with Claire and her staff, board, and volunteers. Thanks, Claire for posting with us!) Harwood Center and the Memphis Botanic Garden are excited to announce our new partnership focusing on children in the Memphis Community.  Founded in 1957, Harwood Center is a specialized education program for children aged 18 months to 5 years who are experiencing delays in their... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Don't just sit there twiddlin' your green thumbs!

Perhaps you've noticed...the weather is cooling down, rain has greened things up, and fall is officially just around the corner. It's time to get back outside and start working on your own little piece of paradise, and we have plenty of opportunities for education and inspiration at the Garden this month! Wednesday, September 12th, Commercial Appeal columnist Fred Morgan will present a brown bag lunch talk on Tree Care Do's & Don'ts for the Homeowner , from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, September 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Summer doldrums? What summer doldrums?

                Summer has traditionally been a time of relative little activity in the Youth Education Department at MBG. School is out, so booking for field trips and in-school programs tends to drop a bit. But not so this year, according to Kristen Zemaitis, Youth Education Manager: "I just booked three more classes for this week," she tells me on an already busy Tuesday morning. It can be a wonderful break for daycare centers, camps and youth... Read More
Posted by Drew Massengale at Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 1 comments

Education Staffer Heads Out West for Conservation Training!

    Safari Club International Foundation sponsored 2 Tennessee teachers to attend the American Wilderness Leadership School in Wyoming this summer. I, Charity Novick, Education Programs  Coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was one to receive this chance of a lifetime.  Partially sponsored by SCI and Memphis Botanic Garden, I received a week-long training on Wildlife Conservation, National Archery in the Classroom Program, Wilderness Survival, and Outdoor... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 1 comments


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