Children

Camps and Classes

There are a variety of programs for children and teenagers at the Garden, including individual and family classes, camps for children, and birthday parties.

Please contact us on our new numbers:
Soozie Pline- spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344
Misty Hertzig- mhertzig@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4104


The Great Backyard Bird Count - Zoology in the Garden, grades 6-8
Wednesday February 13, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

The Great Backyard Bird Count (or GBBC) takes place over four days in February each year and is for kids too!

Students will learn how to identify birds through classroom lessons and outdoor exploration in the Garden.  We will show everyone how to watch and count birds in their yard and the Garden followed by complete instructions on the process of reporting the birds sighted. By doing this, we learn what kinds of birds are being seen in the winter and whether there are more or fewer of them than before.

6th-8th: In this class we will learn the basics of bird photography. We will talk about best light, aperture, shutter speed and composition. Learn how to hold your camera, best time of the day, where to go and what to look for. These are just a few of the things we will cover in this class. Class will take place inside the building using a PowerPoint presentation and outside in the Garden. Bring your own camera! Dress for the weather as you will be outside.

Fee: Members $8, Non-members $10 (includes all materials and supplies)
Reservations required. For reservation information and payment options, click here.

All of our new homeschool options align with curricula for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each program uses the Garden’s 120 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to National Education Standards and the Alabama Course of Study