Monk Botanical Gardens Offers Full Spring Lineup of Events for All Ages: Workshops, Camps & More
FOR THE WAUSAU TIMES
Wausau, WI – Monk Botanical Gardens is kicking off the spring season with programs for adults, kids, and families!
Hands-on Plants Workshops feature plant-inspired projects created in a relaxing atmosphere while sipping on a glass of wine or hot cocoa. This season’s sessions include lotion bars, soap,
natural cordage, and ink and watercolor bouquet. There is also a special Hands-on Plants Prom edition scheduled for teens to design handmade corsages and boutonnieres that they can keep for
years to come!
New to Hands-on Plants this year is Hands-on Plants Kids. Adults can enjoy a night out while their child(ren) simultaneously attend a workshop of their own. Kid workshops are led by our
experienced education staff at our yurt classroom and will have a theme similar to the corresponding adult workshop. The first Hands-on Plants Workshop is March 28. Find all dates,
themes, and costs on our website: https://monkgardens.org/education/children-families/#hopkids.
Spring Break in the Gardens takes place March 20-24 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm and is for kids in first through fourth grade. Pick and choose from five fun-filled daily camp themes, or attend
every day! Learn more on our website:https://monkgardens.org/education/children-families/#springbreak.
Friends and family can celebrate the change of seasons at the Gardens with its Spring Equinox STEM Challenge: Orienteering.
This event takes March 20 from 5:00-7:00 pm and is $8 per group. On an equinox, the daylight and nighttime hours are equal. Celebrate this natural phenomenon by testing your skills in an orienteering challenge with a compass and map! You can register on our website: https://monkgardens.org/education/children-families/#firstdays.
Finally, After School in the Gardens is back! Starting Monday, March 27, students in kindergarten through fifth grade can explore and learn about nature with Monk Gardens’
environmental educators. This weekly program takes place Mondays from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration opens March 13 and you can sign up on our website:
https://monkgardens.org/education/children-families/#afterschool. Sessions are free but pre-registration is required.
Contact Monk Botanical Gardens with any questions at [email protected] or 715-261-6309.
After School in the Gardens is sponsored, in part by, Cellcom.
About the Monk Botanical Gardens
The Monk Botanical Gardens’ mission is to cultivate well-being in people, communities, and the environment with experiences that engage, educate, and inspire. Wausau’s Happy Place
serves over 5,000 community members through its educational programs and over 20,000 visitors yearly. The Gardens is a place for education, reflection, and rejuvenation. The Gardens
is the only organization providing public environmental education services within Wausau. Creating a personal connection to the natural world sets the stage for lifelong learning,
healthy living, and a genuine commitment to conservation. Monk Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by donations,
memberships, and private foundations. For more information, go to www.monkgardens.org.