The purpose is to involve children in gardening and interacting with nature. Most areas have an education element, but there will be a “sailboat sandbox” for playing in and giant animals for climbing on.The picture shows visitors looking at the 36 foot mural that depicts 50 animals and plants native to the area. It is the front of a triangular structure which will house the “Chipmunk’s Tunnel” exhibit. Children are asked to imagine that they are only a few inches high, and what they see on the inside of the above-ground”tunnel” is what a chipmunk would see in his underground home.
This new garden is being constructed just to the east of the pavilion. There are many parts to this project and volunteers from the general public are most welcome to join us. Please call UWEX at 715/732-7510 for more information on joining the crew.
In the “pioneer cabin” will be gardening tools for the children to use, together with handout material for families and teachers describing lessons for each area. The idea is that there will be something for everyone to help get the children involved and engaged, whether they are from a local school with their teacher, a family, or a home-school group.
For Educators and Parents!
Want to get children outside and need ideas for what to do? Click on the links below for activities and curriculum ideas that tie in to the Children's Learning Garden at the Harmony Arboretum, and related educational nature activities for any outdoor setting.