SPROUT HOUSE WORKSHOPS


Looking for a fun, educational way to connect children ages 5-12 with plants and the natural world? Then you’ll love our NEW Sprout House Workshops!

Sprout House Workshops are private, customizable classes hosted by you and designed for your youth group (such as Girl and Boy Scout Troops, 4H Clubs, play date groups, neighbors, friends, etc.). All Workshops include interactive, nature-themed lessons taught by Garden staff and include experiments, explorations in the Garden, and cool, hands-on projects participants create during class and take home.

Available from March - September on select Saturdays (subject to availability).


GENERAL INFORMATION

Dates & Times

  • Available from March-September on select Saturdays (subject to availability).
  • Morning workshops: 10-11:30AM
  • Afternoon workshops: 1-2:30PM

Cost

  • Members: $192
  • Public: $240
  • Note: Class size limited to 16 students. Two adult Chaperones admitted at no extra charge.
  • Registration required

    • Workshops limited to 16 participants.
    • 2 adult chaperones admitted at no extra cost.
    • Must be booked a minimum of 10 business days in advance.
    • Fees include all class materials as well as Garden admission for all participants.

    Booking Process

    SPROUT HOUSE WORKSHOP FAQs

    AGES

    • Workshops are designed for children ages 5-12.
    • Please specify the ages of students at the time of registration so instructors can tailor the lesson material to better fit your group.

    BOOKING PROCESS

    • Check availability on our website.
    • Workshops must be booked a minimum of 10 business days in advance.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    • You may cancel your workshop up to 10 business days prior to the date of the workshop. A full refund (less 20% processing fee) will be given.
    • You may change the date of your workshop up to 10 business days prior to the date of the workshop (subject to availability).
    • Programs canceled by the Garden due to Garden closure will automatically be fully refunded. You’ll be notified of a cancellation 24 hours prior to the start of the program. Should this occur, you may opt to reschedule to another date (subject to availability).

    CHAPERONES

    • One adult chaperone is required, but each workshop may have to up two at no extra cost. Additional chaperones will be charged regular garden admission.
    • Workshops for children 6 and under require a minimum of four chaperones (at no additional cost).

    CLOTHING

    • Please come dressed for the weather. All workshops include time spent outside, weather permitting.
    • Guests should wear clothes that are comfortable for outdoor and indoor activities, and hands-on (often messy) fun.

    COST & CAPACITY

    • Members: $192
    • Public: $240
    • Note: Class size limited to 16 students. Two adult Chaperones admitted at no extra charge.

    DAYS & TIMES

    • Available from March—September on select Saturdays (subject to availability).
    • Morning sessions are from 10 – 11:30AM
    • Afternoon sessions are from 1 - 2:30PM

    GROUPS

    • Sprout House Workshops are designed for non-school groups, which may include but are not limited to: Girl and Boy Scout troops, 4H Clubs, and other youth groups.
    • For more information please call or email Jason Alba, Youth Programs Manager, at (801) 581-8109 or at jason.alba@redbutte.utah.edu

    LOCATION

    • All workshops take place in the Sprout House located in the Children’s Garden.
    • Students and chaperones must check in at the front desk prior to entry into the Garden. Parents not attending the workshop are welcome to stay at the Garden after paying regular Garden admission rates.


    Choose from the Following Classes


    Bug Basics Sprouthouse Workshop at Red Butte Garden

    Bug Basics

    Get up close and personal with the world of bugs! Students will explore life cycles, insect classification, and pollinators before creating custom bug catchers and butterfly feeders.

    Ecosystem Adventures Sprouthouse Workshop at Red Butte Garden

    Ecosystem Adventures

    Unravel the mysteries of Utah’s diverse biomes! Students will learn about habitats, ecosystems, and the water cycle before planting a miniature terrarium.


    Junior Apothecary Sprouthouse Workshop at Red Butte Garden

    Junior Apothecary

    Discover the unique uses of several common (and not-so-common!) plants. From healing to textiles, students will investigate how people from around the world use plants before creating their own natural lip balm, custom-scented candle, insect repellant, aromatherapy air freshener, or herbal sodas. *

    * Select two projects to complete at registration.

    Water Wizards Sprouthouse Workshop at Red Butte Garden

    Water Wizards

    Desert plants have amazing adaptations to help them collect, contain, and conserve water in Utah’s dry environment. Students will explore desert ecosystems, water conservation, and desert plant adaptations before planting a desktop desert (mini succulent garden).


    Available Dates & Times


    Workshops will resume in March, 2018

     
     







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