Private tours of our greenhouse are available for children’s groups! Tours include a guided walk through our greenhouse, pointing out what is growing in that particular season, and a short story time and planting a small plant in a pot that kids can take home!
Grandma Mimi is our Children’s Outreach Ambassador, and many other staff members help on the tours. Our Outreach Dept is happy to help provide a tour, seminar or other activity at Tagawa Gardens!
If you would like a special event at a location other than Tagawa Gardens, this is available as well—*fees may apply for some off-site events. Garden Ambassador Luan Akin is available for offsite events for children’s groups which include:
For K- 3rd grade
Pond Life--- What critters live in, near and above a pond? What do they eat? What eats them? Lots of emphasis on the circle of life, and keeping our earth and water clean.
Mother Nature in Your Own Backyard---birds, bunnies, bugs… What all do you see? How is your back yard its own ecosystem? Emphasis is on habitat-friendly yards, and how the kids can make a difference.
Are There Good Bugs and Bad Bugs?---Our backyards are full of bugs we love (butterflies), and bugs we hate (wasps and mosquitoes). But are some of them really good while others are bad? Luan and her furry puppet friends help the kids find some answers.
Animal Defenders---how some animals are specially-equipped to defend themselves with shells, smells and other tricks to discourage their predators; examples of when those defenses work, and when they don’t.
Colorado Forest Critters---What all is living out there in our Colorado woods? Little critters… big critters and in between.
Wonderful Worms---This is the kid-friendly version of how to use worms to convert kitchen waste and other recyclables into vermicompost, nutrition-packed fertilizer that plants love. Kids will be hands-on with worms, and learn how a worm bin Is put together. (The supporting cast is red wiggler worms, not puppets. Worms not available year ‘round.)
Helping the Honey Bees---Luan puts on her beekeeper suit and explains why honey bees are so important; how their amazing honey bee society works…and how we can help protect them and the work they do for all of us. Taught with a real bee hive (no bees), for an “inside” look…
If you are interested in more information about this Outreach Program, please contact Michelle in our HR/Donations/Outreach at (303) 690.4722 x107, or at Michelle@tagawagardens.com.