Goodell Gardens Offers Kids Classes All Summer Long

Edinboro's Goodell Gardens is a true regional treasure

By Kara Murphy May 19, 2022

 Get ready for a summer of educational and exciting classes at Edinboro's Goodell Gardens! 

From Garden Sprouts for little ones to Young Trees for middle-schoolers, there's something for every age group at Goodell Gardens. Best of all, many of Goodell Gardens classes are completely free! Kids can explore nature while learning about plants and our environment.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity at Goodell Gardens for your kids this summer!

Please note: Registration is required for ALL Goodell Garden classes, even free ones. Find out more about these classes and register now!

Garden Sprouts
Ages 3-5

Mother Nature will return to Goodell Gardens to share her mighty wisdom! Weekly class includes story time, sensory activities, crafts and games. Registration includes the entire series, with six separate sessions. Garden Sprouts meets 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20

Find out more and register for Garden Sprouts now!

Garden Seedlings
Grades K-2

Each session of Garden Seedlings will revolve around a topic that is sure to captivate young explorers! We also provide sensory activities, crafts, and games to make environmental education come alive. 

The Wizard of the Woods has awakened from his long winter slumber, and he is excited to share some magic with the youngsters. His stories and legends are sure to leave everyone spellbound! Garden Seedlings meet Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Young Trees
$5 members, $10 nonmembers.
Grades 6-8

The next generation of gardeners and nature enthusiasts is just on the horizon! This program is designed for middle-schoolers to receive training in plant science. It includes numerous hands-on experiences in field botany and garden maintenance.

Happening later this season:

Garden Saplings 
$5 members, $10 nonmembers.
Grades 3-5

Students will explore the wonders of the garden using our five senses to help us get in touch with nature. 

Oct. 1 
Oct. 8
Oct. 15
Oct. 22
Oct. 29

Flowering Trees
Grades 9-12
$75 nonmembers; $35 nonmembers

Students attend all five classes, held Thursdays in October. Local youth will explore environmental issues and engage in backyard projects that benefit the environment and the community. Students can take their smaller creations home or give them to others in their neighborhood. Larger projects add permanent enhancements to the grounds at Goodell Gardens.

Click here for more information or to register for Flowering Trees.

Become a member of Goodell Gardens today to support this community gem!