Saturdays, September 17, October 1, October 22, and November 5, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon – Plant FBI (For Budding Investigators)


Parents and children in grade 3 and up will develop their scientific sleuthing and plant propagating abilities in this hands-on course at the Wellesley College Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses with naturalist and environmental scientist Katie Griffith. Join us on 4 Saturday mornings for two great activities. First we will study plants using microscopes and do experiments in the botany lab. Parents and kids will dissect plants to see the neat things inside them, and we’ll figure out how the different parts help a plant to grow and make more plants. In the second half of the class, we will plant seeds and cuttings in the potting room and then place them in the greenhouses to grow and be cared for until the next class session. By the end of the course, the plants will have had 7 weeks to grow, and families will be able to take home their greenhouse-cultivated specimens. Families should bring a snack to each class. Dress appropriately for digging and planting. For families with children in grade 3 and up, accompanied by at least one adult. Class limit: 12 people. The four class series (September 17, October 1 and 22, and November 5, from 9:30 – 12) costs $125 for WCFH members, $150 for non members. Fee covers registration for one child and one adult partner. Additional family members may accompany participants for an additional fee of $60 per person. To register, visit www.wellesley.edu/WCFH.