An environmental education and arts-integrated science curriculum offered to school districts sets The Green Center apart from other local cultural and science organizations.
The Green Center offers outdoor classrooms that enable students to learn about the natural world through inquiry-based programming. Whether students are investigating the prairie, forest or wetland, they will receive a hands-on experience that will encourage them to observe and explore. In addition, Scouts can earn badges through field experiences at The Green Center.
Below are just a few general topics of programs that we offer. We can customize a program to support educational needs. All programs are available to students of all ages in any school or organized group.
|Prairie Ecology (fall only)||Ecosystem Plot Studies|
|Keying Out Tress-Classficiation||Geodesic Greenhouse Growing|
|Prairie By Design (fall only)||Missouri Rocks: Geology|
|Pollination Appreciation||Discovery Garden Exploration|
Program Time: 2 hours
Cost: $7 per student Chaperones are free of charge.
"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment. Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Many programs will take place in our Discovery Garden which became a certified Nature Explore Classroom in 2011!
(These programs can also be scheduled separately with school or organized groups.)
2013 Fall Programs
Tuesday, September 24 (ages *4-5) Wednesday, September 25 (ages 6-7)
Explore the outdoors by investigating critters that blend in with their surroundings.
Tuesday, October 01 (ages *4-5) Wednesday, October 02 (ages 6-7)
Learn how to use your five senses in the outdoors. Taste from our gardens, too!
Tuesday, October 15 (ages *4-5) Wednesday, October 16 (ages 6-7)
As the sun sets, bats take flight! Find out about these creatures of the night and which bats call Missouri home.
COLORS OF FALL
Tuesday, October 22 (ages *4-5) Wednesday, October 23 (ages 6-7)
Look for the colors of fall while exploring our outdoor spaces. Use items collected along the way to create works of art.
PUMPKIN PATCH PICKIN'
Tuesday, October 29 (ages *4-5) Wednesday, October 30 (ages 6-7)
Learn how pumpkins grow, visit our “pumpkin patch” to find a pumpkin to decorate and enjoy a pumpkin snack.
Cost: $8 per student/ program (includes all materials)
Payment must be received in advance of the registered class.
Pre-registration is required for each program!
*Parent/Guardian must stay on site with children 4 & 5 years old.
Programs will occur outdoors. Please dress children appropriately for the weather.
Classes meet at The Green Center, 8025 Blackberry Avenue, in University City, MO 63130. (Unless otherwise specified).
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for adult chaperones and scout leaders.