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Juniors

Schedule & Fees
Date: Saturday mornings or afternoons
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $5.00 per student
Attendance: Minimum 10 students or $50 program fee
Registration: Advance payment and preparation are required. To register please complete and submit the Registration Form

“GARDENER”

DO IT YOURSELF

When I've earned this badge, I'll know how to help plants and flowers grow.

Activities:

  • “Visit a Garden” # 1 & “Explore Garden Design” #2 – Juniors will visit the “Hummingbird” and “Butterfly” gardens to learn what plants help these jewels of our forest survive, and how to design a garden for wildlife in their own backyards.
  • “Learn How to Choose Garden Plants” # 3 – Juniors will learn the top ten butterfly plants of the LRGV, and the 5 best native plants for bringing hummingbirds to their yard. Juniors will learn why it is important to plant native plants.
  • “Experiment with Seeds” #4 – Juniors will collect native seeds and learn a variety of techniques for propagating them, then be able to take home and see which techniques worked best on what seeds.
  • “Grow your OWN Garden” # 5 – Juniors will learn HOW to prepare a garden, plant a plant, mulch and water properly, using a demonstration garden at Quinta Mazatlan. They should then be able to plant a garden bed for wildlife in their own school or backyard.

“ANIMAL HABITATS”


ANIMALS

When I've earned this badge, I will know more about wild animals and how to protect their homes.

Activities:
  • Guided Trailwalk and Museum Discovery
    • “Find out about Wild Animals” #1 – Discovery Museum
    • “Investigate an Animal Habitat” #2 – Aquatic Pond Investigation
    • “Explore “Endangered Habitats” # 4 – Wildcat Trail walk
  • Juniors will learn how to create "habitat".
    • "Create an animal house" (#3)- Juniors will make bird feeders & water trays, and learn what native plants wildlife needs for "habitat."
  • Juniors will learn how to “Help Protect Animal Habitats” (#5) by taking part in a “pollution interactive” to learn what common household items to keep out of our waterways.

“GEOCACHER”


ADVENTURE

Activities:

  • “Learn to Use a GPS receiver” #2
  • “Go on a Geocaching Adventure”#4 – Juniors will be introduced to the hobby of “Geocaching”, taught how to use the GPS device, and search for 3-5 geocaches hidden on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. – 2 hour program

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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