Education Classes for Children and Adults, May

 

May Education

Special event

Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop

  • Saturday, May 5, 10am-Noon
  • 2nd floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • $5 per person
  • Register by Thursday, May 3
  • REGISTER HERE
Being a good steward of natural resources is a must these days. For the second annual Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop you will learn the ins-and-outs of irrigating your lawn and plants so you can conserve water, time and money through smart irrigation practices. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
 
Special thanks to the City of Oklahoma City Water Conservation Program for making this workshop possible.

10-11AM: Dr. Lou Anella, professor and Director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, will present an overview of landscape irrigation; what it is, why it’s helpful and some best practices. He’ll then discuss a revolutionary irrigation system installed at the OSU Botanic Garden, with tips for bringing the same ideas into your home garden. Finally, you’ll get hands on experience setting up a drip system together.

11AM-NOON: Robert Reaves, Water Conservation Coordinator with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities, will provide a hands-on, practical experience as he shows each of the components in an irrigation system, explaining how they work and how to make basic repairs to any system. He’ll also cover a few DIY options for saving money.

Children

Reading Wednesday

  • Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, and 23, 10-11am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Little Sapling Series

  • Every Other Tuesday, May 8, 22, 10 – 11am
  • Children’s Garden (South Lobby Reading Nook in inclement weather)
  • Members $3; Nonmembers $4
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Pattern Hunter

  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30-10:30am
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $4; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Sprouting Chefs: Strawberries Galore

  • Saturday, May 19, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, May 15
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
  • Special thanks for Whole Foods for providing the ingredients for this program

Family Prairie Exploration

  • Friday, May 25, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Prairie Garden
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, May 22
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Flights of Fancy: Fairy Houses

  • Saturday, May 26, 11am-noon
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 5 to 9
  • Abigail Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Register by Tuesday, May 22
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Reading Wednesday with the Downtown Library

  • Wednesday, May 30, 10-11am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Family Workshop: Dino Terrariums

  • Thursday, May 31, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $9; Nonmember $11
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Friday, May 25
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Adults

Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking

  • Saturday, May 12, noon-2pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $20; Nonmember $27
  • Jenny Dunham,  Kam’s Kookery
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Growing Marvelous Melon

  • Saturday, May 19, 10am-noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Micah Anderson, Langston University Extension
  • Register by Tuesday, May 15
  • LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Saturday, May 26, 10-11am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome
  • Every last Saturday of the month