Archive for June, 2012

This summer, the UBC Botanical Garden is hosting two awesome children’s day camp programs. In addition, you can attend an orientation for their new Horticulture Training Program this Sunday, June 10th from 1-3pm Read on for more info!


Young Explorers Summer Day Camp at UBC Botanical Garden

Campers will learn about the natural world through two great program options. Send your child on an adventure exploring nature and biodiversity this summer.

  • The Eco Explorer program investigates the remarkable link that humans have with the environment. Together we will explore how different cultures interact with nature, learn about wild and cultivated foods, and discover how to effectively and safely cohabitate with wildlife.
  • The Garden Explorer program teaches skills and knowledge to become a friendly gardener! Campers will get their hands dirty catching squirmy insects, conjure up (almost) magical potions, and cook up a storm with weird vegetables! Making compost tea, wildlife gardening, water conservation, plant needs and surprising plant allies including beneficial insects and companion plants are just of few of the topics in this program.

For more information visit: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/summer-camps

New Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden

Registration is open for this new full-time program designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of classroom and practical instruction, together with supervised practical work, will lead to the provincially recognized Horticultural Technician Certificate and Levels I & II Apprenticeship technical training credit. An info session will be held on June 10, 2012 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. For more information visit: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/horticulture-program



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