Story Time at Burden, a program supported in part by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, is a creative way of mixing storytelling, reading and imaginative, hands-on craft activities. Parents with children ages 3 through 8 are invited to join in the fun from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Go to our events page to see when the next session is scheduled.
For more information call Becky White at 225-763-3990 extension 3, or email email@example.com.
The EBR Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter are hosting a series of interactive gardening activities for children ages 6-10 at the Botanic Gardens at Burden on topics like fairy gardens, toads, butterflies and backyard chickens. Each event will require a small fee, An adult must accompany children for all activities. Attendance is limited for each session. Children will receive snacks and neat garden take-home crafts!
All events are on Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Go to our events page to see when the next session is scheduled. Reservations may be made by email to Angie Wall firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-763-3990.
Fourth-grade educators should explore the model school garden at the Botanic Gardens with their students! A set of 20 backpacks are available for use and include materials needed to complete three different hour-long, hands-on activities in the garden. Activities focus on butterfly life cycles, world geography and math! Contact Becky White at 225-763-3990 ext 3, or email email@example.com if you are interested in reserving the backpacks for your students.
The Trees and Trails Program is an exciting field trip program opportunity offered for school or club groups of children. The program incorporates a portion of its information from the acclaimed Project Learning Tree curriculum. This outstanding curriculum features nature as inspiration for learning and discovery for students in grades Pre-K - 8. The program uses the forest at the Botanic Gardens at Burden as a "window to the world" to
increase children’s understanding of our complex environment
stimulate critical and creative thinking
develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues
instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment
The activities were developed to support student achievement in science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts as identified in the Louisiana curriculum standards. Additionally, the activities were designed to increase exposure to our local ecology in the heart of one of the few remaining urban forests in Baton Rouge. The Trees and Trails Program offers a selection of four different field trip opportunities to accommodate different ages, group sizes, and learning objectives.
Click here for more information on this program including how to make reservations.