Beginning May 14th, the Caterpillar Club will make its return with a 25-week engagement on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Intended for kids from pre-kindergarten through second grade, sessions will be held in the stone circle at Weezie’s Garden. If it is raining, the Club will meet in the Education Building.
Leading the Caterpillar Club will be Kathi Gariepy, who created the program in 2003. Kathi is a former pre-K and kindergarten teacher and a Lifetime Master Gardener.
Sessions will include material on flowers, insects, trees and butterflies, which will be explored through reading, demonstrations and crafts.
Below is a week-by-week list of topics.
May 14th Spring May 21st Frogs & Toads
May 28th NO Club - Memorial Day
June 4th Seeds - Look What's Growing!
June 11th Why are there Flowers?
June 18th Vegetables - I Can Grow That!
June 25th Summer July 2nd What is Compost?
July 9th Bees - A Friend in the Garden
July 16th Trees are Good for Everyone!
July 23rd Why Do Leaves Change Color?
July 30th Backyard Animals
August 6th Who is Eating My Garden?
August 13th The Rainforset
August 20th What is an Insect?
August 27th Birds in my Backyard
September 3rd NO Club - Labor Day
September 10th Look at all of the Butterflies!
September 17th Fall
September 24th Harvest Time
October 1st Apples
October 8th NO Club Columbus Day
October 15th Why Do Leaves Change Color?
October 22nd Where Do Animals Go in Winter?
October 29th Pumpkins
The Caterpillar Club is free for children visiting the Gardens at Elm Bank. The program is underwritten by the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
Location: MHS Horticulture Center - Weezie's Garden