Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Green Time for Youth & Families – NEW

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 29, 2022

Kids crossing creek
Kids crossing creek

Take a break from technology and join us in the gardens to practice mindfulness in nature and experience the many physical and emotional benefits of intentional green-time. Studies show that direct exposure to nature is an essential part of children’s physical and emotional development. These green-time sessions will give children the opportunity to unplug and balance out their weekly screen-time exposure with mindfulness, sensory awareness and curiosity. Simply put, kids feel better with more green-time and less screen-time.

Each green-time session will begin at the McCalla Picnic area with a series of breathing exercises designed to calm and center the body and mind. Participants will then have the opportunity to customize their session to fit their needs by selecting an intention from a green-time-inspired menu. A short sequence of guided breathing exercises invites participants to rejoin the group and close out their session.

Geared for youth currently enrolled in grades 2 – 5, ages 7 – 11 years

This class is offered Tuesdays during the month of November, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
No class will be held on November 22.

This class takes place in person at the Wildflower Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.

$15 per parent/child pair
$50 for the 4-class package
Members always receive a discount on classes! Join today. 

Register for Upcoming Classes

Register for the package which includes all 4 classes or register for individual class dates at the buttons below

Sarah Nielsen

Sarah Nielsen

Health & Outdoor Educator

Sarah specializes in facilitating experiences in nature that enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, and improve health span. Sarah holds a Masters in Health Education, is a Board Certified Health & Well-being Coach, and is a registered ParkRx America provider. She is a regular volunteer at Este Garden and operates her private practice in Austin, TX.


November 29
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,


Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education