The Wildflower Center offers a number of classes and programs for both adults and children, from native garden design to family yoga and moonlight hikes. Classes are held at the Wildflower Center and many use our colorful native gardens as inspiration.
Wildflower Center members, Texas Exes, Littlefield Society members, UT OLLI participants, senior citizens (age 65 and over), and UT students, faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount on all classes.
Become a Wildflower Center Member now to receive your discount.
Summer 2016 Classes
Learning Native Plants of Central Texas – July 20
Learn how to identify the native plants that grow in and around Austin. This six hour class consists of two parts:
Part I: Learn the basics of plant identification, including how to use a plant key to identify plants. We will head outside and apply our knowledge to identify plants in the gardens and on the trails at the Wildflower Center.
Part II: Learn about conservation of rare plants and how to recognize the most threatening invasive plant species and take action against them. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $95.00, Lab fee $10.00.
Classroom teachers enrolled in this class may receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for this course.
Project Learning Tree Workshop – July 26
Tired of teaching within the confinement of a classroom? Looking for new activities for your scout troop? Take your students outdoors! Learn how to engage your students using multi-disciplinary activities from Project Learning Tree. Challenge your students with activities that develop critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. The hands-on activities are easily adaptable to any outdoor environment from an urban to a rural setting. Project Learning Tree activities are correlated to state and national academic standards, including Common Core, and have an emphasis on STEM. The workshop fee includes the Project Learning Tree curriculum guide, workshop instruction, materials, and admission to the Wildflower Center. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $50.00 adult. Registration required. Discounts not available for this workshop.