Thursday, March 31, 2016



Media contact: Brooke LeMaire
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
305-667-1651, ext. 3392

Junior Naturalist Camp and Drawn to Nature Art Camp at Fairchild Garden
(Photos by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden & Hillary Parker)

Coral Gables, FL, April 2016 – Exploring tropical flora and fauna, investigating the rich world of science and art, and fun and exciting outdoor activities are in store at the summer camps held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Become a certified Junior Naturalist at the Junior Naturalist Summer Camp or sharpen your creative talents at the Drawn to Nature Art Camp. 


Junior Naturalist Summer Camp invites campers to conduct science experiments, dissect flowers, construct solar ovens, discover butterflies and birds, and engage in entertaining environmental activities. The camp offers six one-week sessions, and participants can register for more than one. Sessions are June 20-July 29 and are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participants must be 6-11 years of age. The cost is $185 per week for members and $225 per week for non-members. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.


Drawn to Nature Art Camp is taught by award-winning artist and naturalist Hillary Parker. Observe, explore, and create beautiful works of art inspired by the natural beauty of Fairchild. Campers 8-11 years of age will develop strong art skills using different forms of media while working in a fun studio environment (air-conditioned) and outside “en plein air” style. There are three one-week sessions from June 13-July 1 held Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The cost for one week is $185 for members and $225 for non-members.


Online registration is open and ongoing. Please visit the Summer Camp webpage or call 305-667-1651, ext. 3322 for more info.


About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org




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