We are happy to announce that our Spring Classes are open for registration!
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers(2-5 years) and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses.
Classes are Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 to 11:30am (We are not offering any older student Friday afternoon classes at this time)
|March 30-April 2||Dirt!|
|April 6-9||Trees and Seasons|
|April 13-16||Forests Are a Healthy Home|
|April 20-23||Our Planet Earth – Celebrate Earth Day|
|April 27-30||Tree Appreciation – Celebrate Arbor Day|
|May 4-7||WEEK OFF – Come to our Bioblitz Friday night and Saturday all day!|
|May 11-14||Flowers and Pollinators|
|May 18-21||What Makes a Bird a Bird|
|June 1-4||Birds on the Water|
Cost is $18/class, $9 for additional children, (additional adults free) and there is a discount for purchasing 6 or more at once.
Meet our teachers!
Wednesday and Thursday: Tifanie Treter
Tifanie Treter received her Naturalist Certificate from the Morton Arboretum, near Chicago, where she was a lead guide for school field trips, family programs, and summer camps. After relocating to Seattle, she has volunteered at the Washington Park Arboretum with the school programs and the Fiddleheads Forest School. In her free time Tifanie enjoys learning about her new Pacific Northwest surroundings through exploring the many natural areas that surround Seattle. She looks forward to sharing the Arboretum with the many families that visit!
Fridays: Lisa Sanphillippo:
Lisa Sanphillippo is a Certified Interpretive Guide and Naturalist living in Seattle for 23 years. Her background is in theater, but she has been an informal educator for 17 years – the last 12 here at UW Botanic Gardens leading field trips for preschool to high school students at both Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture. Lisa is super excited to work with families exploring and discovering the wonders of nature at both sites.
Saturdays: Stephanie Aragon
Stephanie Aragon is an Environmental Educator, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her background is in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, looking at how humans and the environment interact. When Stephanie is not teaching Family Nature classes, she explores the natural world with students at the Fiddleheads Forest School, and presents engaging programs and experiences at the Woodland Park Zoo. Stephanie approaches environmental education with a sense of wonder and excitement. She can’t wait to join you on adventures that foster our fundamental appreciation for the natural world.