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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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July 2017

Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 5 - July 7
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child examines the Family Gardens water during Camp Wildflower 2016.

Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Botanical Art Drawing

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on October 28, 2017 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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Camp Wildflower: Botanist Bonanza

July 10 - July 14
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Minette teaching children about botany during Camp Wildflower in 2016.

What makes a plant a plant? Campers find out while playing botanist for a fun-filled week of green discovery.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 17 - July 21
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower heading out for a walk.

Campers become detectives this week as they investigate the natural world using microscopes, nets and all the senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals!

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Lady Bird Day

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
2017 Lady Bird Day Ad, free admission

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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Camp Wildflower: Friend or Foe?

July 24 - July 28
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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From invasive species to beneficial insects, campers learn that some organisms help each other while others can hurt their surrounding environments.

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August 2017

Nature Play Hour (Cancelled)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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September 2017

Austin Museum Day

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Child holding a grasshopper

Join us for activities all over the Center with story time, presentations, demonstrations and tours throughout the day. Free admission.

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Sprouts

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Play Hour

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience.