The Gardens at Texas A&M University welcomed 36 pre-K students and 28 kindergartners from St. Thomas Early Learning Center in College Station for the duration of the A&M Garden Club’s Plant America Kids Gardening Fair.
At the Gardening Fair for Kids, preschool and kindergarten kids went thru stations designed from time-tested, age-appropriate Junior Master Gardener curriculum,” said Michelle Abney, Texas A&M Leach Teaching Gardens education coordinator, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service partner.
The stations blanketed elements of the plant, insect symmetry and what vegetation need to live. Kids sang songs, crafted paper hats, made butterfly-fashioned snacks and explored The Gardens on a computer virus hunt.
Seven Texas A&M college students from Dr. Craig Coates entomology course, a visualization student from Blinn College, and college students from the Junior Master Gardeners office helped prepare materials and behavior sports, said Johanna Roman, program manager for the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M and chair of Global Gardening at the A&M Garden Club
The occasion turned into feasible via a furnish from National Garden Clubs that the A&M Garden Club obtained. Ten A&M Garden Club volunteers and a Williamson County Master Gardener helped lead sports for the duration of the kids honest.
We made the horticulture lessons sincerely amusing and interactive for them,” Roman stated. “We were satisfied to see so many kids playing our gardening instructions. Events like this one assist promote the love of agriculture at an early age and teach them a bit about food production and the way to have fun inside the lawn.”