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New Eco-Education At Berkshire Botanical Garden

12:00AM / Sunday, March 04, 2007

Springtime at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens [Photo courtesy of the Berkshire Botanical Gardens]
Stockbridge - The Berkshire Botanical Garden invites teachers from around Berkshire County to sign up for the "Digging Deeper," new Eco-Education programs designed to help students discover, define and delight in the world of nature.

Workshops run from April through June and can be enjoyed in nature's classroom at the Berkshire Botanical Garden's 15-acre facility located on the corner of Routes 183 and 102 in Stockbridge.

Programs are also offered to teachers in their individual school classrooms.

These workshops are integrated with the Massachusetts frameworks for Science and Technology and offer children grades K-8 and opportunity to connect with nature through hands-on, mind-on activities.

Teachers may choose from a variety of workshops which include life science, language arts, ecology, and social studies. Students participate in a variety of experiences with subjects ranging from "The Secret Life of Plants" to "Mysteries of the Desert."

"The Berkshire Botanical Garden offers creative programs that explore environmental sciences with a garden component," said Lydia Silva, Berkshire Botanical Garden youth program organizer, "The workshops have inquiry-based activities. They meet Massachusetts curriculum, are dynamic, economical and exciting."

Fee for school-aged program is $4 per student with a minimum of $60 per program. Preschool programs are $3 per student with a minimum of $45.00 per program.

Teachers may register in advance by calling the Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Department 413-298-3926 ext. 16. For further information about Berkshire Botanical Garden special events, exhibitions, and classes please visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.
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