Plants Have Families Too!

A Judy Abrams at-home and online youth education program program for children ages 8-11

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to get your child outside, to discover how plants are related to each other, and to connect with other children and educators – then sign up for our Plants Have Families Too! home program.

This four-week program will help your budding botanist understand how scientists organize plants into categories to help make sense of the many different kinds of plants. The program gets kids outside to observe different plants, understand a plant family tree, and sort as they learn about plant characteristics and families.  Each child will receive a home activity kit containing a hand lens, plant family cards, a family tree, and more. The program also includes weekly check-ins with educators via Zoom at 10am on Mondays and on Fridays. During the Zoom check-ins, children will get to ask questions about their plants, share something they’ve learned, and interact with other children, Cornell biology students, and plant experts.   

Dates: August 10 through September 4, 10:00 a.m. Monday and Friday zoom educator sessions. Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 4.

Format: Children and educators meet online for a half-hour on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 for four weeks; children work on activities at home.

Fee: $20 per child.  This fee covers the full cost of the program including materials to be mailed to childrens’ homes.  Our scholarship program allows us to offer a reduced rate if needed at $10/child.



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