Friendship Park ConservatoryAs our dependency on technology increases, we are losing nature’s place in our daily lives. The FPC staff is committed to the environment and offers programs that encourage the enjoyment of, engagement in and ability to learn more about nature!

Environmental education integrates academic disciplines, stimulates the academic and social growth of young people and promotes conservation of the natural environment. Join us at FPC for fun, nature-inspired programming!

 

 

 

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My Mini and Me

My Mini and Me Series (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

My Mini and Me classes are geared towards quality time with your favorite little person(s) making nature based crafts and enjoying all the season has to offer. Each session brings new ideas and adventures. Sign up each child individually for one or multiple sessions. Adults are included at no charge!

Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 9 | 10:00-11:15 AM | $18 (R) $20 (NR)
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Gingerbread House (one per family)

Wednesday, December 14 | 10:00-11:15 AM | $30 (R) $32 (NR)
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Snow Much Fun! 

Wednesday, January 25 | 10:00-11:15 AM | $20 (R) $22 (NR)
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Valentine’s Day Nature Craft

Wednesday, February 8 | 10:00-11:15 AM | $20 (R) $22 (NR)
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Youth Programs

Winter Wonderland (Ages 5-11)

Parents, enjoy a busy morning off! FPC creatively combines all things nature with the beauty of the holiday season. Learn how our holiday traditions came to be, make fun decor, play games and discuss the science of snow while making a snowman. Tis the season for both indoor and outdoor winter fun! Please bring a snack and water bottle.

Tuesday, January 3 | 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM | $35 (R) $38 (NR)
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Wednesday, January 4| 9:30 AM-12:00 PM | $35 (R) $38 (NR)
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Adult Programs

Winter Planter (Ages 18+)

Be ready for the holidays with your own festive and fragrant winter planter. This fun, hands-on class allows you to be creative while making a beautiful outdoor container for your home. Materials include beautiful spruce tips and fresh evergreens. Bring your gardening gloves and shears. All other supplies will be provided. Enjoy complimentary warm cider and cookies.

Monday, November 14 | 7:00-8:15 PM | $45 (R) $50 (NR)
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Wednesday, November 16 | 7:00-8:15 PM | $45 (R) $50 (NR)
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Saturday, November 19 | 9:30-10:45 AM | $45 (R) $50 (NR)
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New! Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Ages 18+)

Get a head start on your spring garden with our new winter sowing workshop. Introducing a new instructor, Nichole, who you can also find on Instagram @Nikkitriestogrowthings. Winter sowing is an awesome alternative to growing plants inside your home and is best for native seeds that benefit from cold stratification. This method is creative and an easy way to start up your spring garden even when it’s still snowing. All materials supplied! Please register by January 13, to ensure we have enough material.
Instructor: Nichole Lateano

Wednesday, January 18 | 7:00-8:15 PM | $25 (R) $30 (NR)
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Saturday, January 21 | 10:00-11:15 AM | $25 (R) $30 (NR)
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Nature Inspired Collage (Ages 21+)

Accomplish a combination of intuitive and expressive artmaking through nature with intentional drawing of subject matter. Explore composition, collage, and observational drawing to create a beautiful and unique winter collage on stretched canvas that captures the beauty seen in nature. Supplies are included! Please join us to create this beautiful collage in the lovely Conservatory setting, as you converse with fellow nature and art lovers!
Instructor: Christina Lovering

Tuesday, January 24 | 6:30-9:00 PM | $35 (R) $40 (NR)
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