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Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

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Children’s Education 

SCHOOL FIELDTRIP PROGRAMS 

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LITTLE EXPLORERS NATURE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

The goals of this program at Ladew include:

  • Introducing children (and adults) to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Introducing children to learning in a social setting
  • Sharing the joy and pleasures of reading
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors
  • Encouraging creativity and imagination (through stories, the fun and whimsical designs of Mr. Ladew’s gardens, and through craft projects in the wintertime)

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FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS (for all ages)

The goals of Ladew’s Family Nature Explorers program include:

  • Introducing families to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors and explore nature together
  • Encouraging curiosity and creativity  through stories, games, and fun!

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SUMMER NATURE CAMPS (ages 2-15 years)

As with all of Ladew’s children’s programs, the goals for Ladew’s summer nature camps include:

  • Promoting the awareness and understanding of the natural world, including plants, animals, water resources, geologic features, etc
  • Encouraging an appreciation of the natural world
  • Promoting the protection of and responsibility for the natural world, for the sake of all life on earth.

Summer Nature Camp is geared toward ages 4-15 years. Camp activities include daily hikes, games, experiments, stories, puppet shows, and arts and craft projects. Pre-registration with deposit is required. Space is limited

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