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Activities at Home
Programs at Hopelands and Rye Patch
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Using clues, simple math and directional hints, children will find fun things of nature. For children ages 7 to 13.
Trees, Seeds, and Secrets of Nature
Follow Aaron Campbell, City of Aiken Horticulturist and Arborist, on a walk and find ferns that come alive with rain, the biggest tree in Aiken, knees that aren’t on humans, turtles that park in a “garage” and more. Come explore! For children ages 5 and above.
The Wonderful World of Monarch Butterflies
This hands-on STEAM class is for children ages 8-11 and is taught by the Savannah River Ecology Lab staff. Discover the lifecycle and great annual migration that Monarch butterflies complete!
Water is Life
Dipping into the lakes, participants will measure water quality using physical, chemical and biological evidence to conclude how “healthy” the water is in Hopelands. How do the Wetlands help to clean and recycle water into Hitchcock Woods? For children ages 12 and above.