The Children's Educational Program was developed in 2010 as an on-going project of the Norchester Garden Club. The program provides an active learning experience in the Matzke Park Butterfly Garden for school children, daycare children, children with special needs, and for the community.
The focus of the program is to teach children and others that the garden is there to enjoy, to look for signs of the butterfly life-cycle, and to leave the garden untouched for others to enjoy.
Each 45-minute program features a presentation by a master storyteller of the story of Catherine the Caterpillar's life cycle as a Monarch butterfly, followed by a guided tour of the flower garden (perhaps see a feeding caterpillar!), and a short age-appropriate take-home craft project.
Please contact us if your group is interested in this program.
Matzke Park Butterfly Garden Project Children's Educational Program 2019
Free program lasts 45 minutes and includes a story in the gazebo by Catherine the Caterpillar, a guided walk in the garden to identify plants (perhaps see a feeding caterpillar), followed by a simple butterfly craft.
Program is for children 4-7 years old. Maximum of 21 children per time slot. Two adults must accompany each group of 7 children. Reservations required: 281-469-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No rain dates. Reservation deadline: Noon, September 16, 2019
October 1, Tuesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM October 9, Wednesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM October 14, Monday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM October 18, Friday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM October 29, Tuesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM
After you have made a reservation, you will be sent a required release form to be returned with the names of the adults who will be accompanying the children.
Matzke Park Entrance is at 13110 Jones Road, south of the intersection with Grant Road, and across from the McDonalds. The garden is past the park building. There is a large playground near the garden; benches and picnic tables are near the garden and restrooms are in the building.
Voluntary contributions to support this activity may be made to :