February 12, 2011
Program: Explore Like Lewis & Clark
About the Program: Experience the famous expedition of Lewis & Clark…a dress uniform with hat, a beaver skin, a grizzly bear footprint, a journal with quills and powdered ink, a prickly pear and many other items. Take an explorer’s walk around the Garden.
March 12, 2011
Program: Grow Your Own Greenhouse
About the Program: Join Oregon Garden Horticulture staff as they help kids create a greenhouse of their very own. Kids will plant seeds and create small greenhouses to take home.
April 9, 2011
Program: Penny’s Puppet Productions presents “Where is Lilly the Catapilly?”
About the Program: Everyone loves little Lilly the caterpillar! She is friends with everyone but one spring day when she was supposed to go to a tea party, the loveable Lilly doesn’t show up. That’s when her friends go to look for her. Enjoy this musical Mystery and find out just what has happened to Lilly.
May 14, 2011
Program: Four Legged Friends: How to Meet a Dog & Guide Dogs for the Blind
About the Program: Children encounter dogs at the homes of their friends, on the street, or at a park. Dogs share our lives and accompany people on many outings. The Willamette Humane Society’s Kind Kids program will show how to safely meet a dog – an important lesson for every child to know. What dogs need is an important lesson in responsible pet ownership.
June 11, 2011
About the Program: What does a tree ring tell us? Do all trees grow the same? Come discover with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute all the wonders of trees. Learn how to distinguish our common trees of
July 9, 2011
Program: Geocaching Adventure: Searching for Hidden Treasure
Location: Children’s Garden
About the Program: Explore the garden with a GPS unit…Family friendly geocaching will be the activity of the day. Groups will learn how to use the gps then search the grounds of The Oregon Garden to find great surprises!
August 13, 2011
Program: Let’s Make Music! Junk Jam
About the Program: Mark Powers will show that any ordinary object can indeed be a musical instrument – five gallon pails, garbage cans, automotive brake drums and soda can shakers. In merely seconds, kids will transform these “found sounds” into intense rhythms- at the same time developing creativity, listening and communication skills.
September 10, 2011
Program: Chef Kids Make Salsa!
About the Program: Join the Merry Kitchen, a home-based cooking school that focuses on teaching kids to cook, at the Oregon Garden as we create dishes picked right from the garden. We will be walking around the garden collecting food we need. Next we will be creating homemade salsa and lettuce wraps grown right at
October 8, 2011
Program: Be Safe – Fire Safety
About the Program: Visit with Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters and local firefighters – and their trucks! Learn to Stop, Drop & Roll and how to be safe in case of fire.
November 12, 2011
Program: Art Making in the Garden
About the Program: Artists from the Silverton Art Association will facilitate a variety of art media, using the gardens as inspiration. Leaf rubbings, watercolors and more.
December 10, 2011
Program: The Reptile Man
About the Program: Richard Ritchey, The Reptile Man, has an extraordinary array of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, and will feature 15-20 reptiles from diverse habitats. Come learn about the habits and fun facts of these amazing animals.