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Garden Connections

Get outdoors, connect to nature, and learn about local ecology.

Garden Connections provides a themed, weekly subscription program geared toward ages 4-10. ICG currently offers an Autumn program, and will be adding other seasons one by one.

Inside every Connection you’ll find:

An introduction to this week’s theme — great for older children to read independently and younger children and caregivers to read together.

A guided exploration to engage in at Ithaca Children’s Garden — families will take the lead on their exploration.  ICG educators will be available to answer any questions you might have or provide support.

A hands-on activity with all the info you’ll need to get started.  These activities build off your exploration.  Many can be done at the Garden -and all can be taken home.

Extension Activities — book lists and online resources to dig deeper on the weekly theme as well as additional activities ideas to try out at home.

Garden Connections Weekly AUTUMN Themes:

  1. Fractals & Patterns in Nature
  2. Fall Harvest
  3. Trees
  4. Seeds
  5. Bulbs
  6. Why do Leaves Change Color?
  7. Bats
  8. Birds
  9. Habitats & Biomes
  10. Hibernation


Check out Communications Coordinator Monique’s blog post: Garden Connections Saves the School Day!