Youth Programs

The Junior Program, under the name “Green Kids” was started in September 2007 and is co-sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation. It is a nature and gardening club for children Grades 3 through 6, which meets during the school year to explore and discover nature, science, gardening, art, birding, weather, recycling, environment and our senses. In June 2016 the first Green Kids child from this Junior Program was awarded the Ridgewood High School Environmental Achievement Award, sponsored by The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our programs, please contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department for fees and deadlines.

Here are some of the projects our Green Kids have created using recycled items:

 

2018 Green Kids Schedule

APRIL 5                                                  Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                                          Rock Art

 

APRIL 19                                                Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                         The Buzz on Bees

 

April 22    Daffodil Festival/Earth Day Celebration

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park                                  11:00 AM-2 PM

 

APRIL 26                                                  Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                 Caterpillar to Butterfly

 

MAY 5                                                             Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable          Rain Barrels and Water Conservation

 

MAY 10                                                          Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                         Wind Chimes for Mother’s Day

 

MAY 17                                                             Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable         Butterfly Release and Garden Planting

2017 Green Kids Schedule

SEPTEMBER 28                                 Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                      Earthware, Clay Pinch Pots

 

OCTOBER 5                                       Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                                   Log Planter

 

OCTOBER 12                                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                              Fall Daffodil Planting

 

OCTOBER 19                                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                                  Gourd Bird Houses

 

 OCTOBER 26                                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                                           Herb Wreaths

 

NOVEMBER 2                                    Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Stable                                             Giving Thanks

 

 

DECEMBER 9                                Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: The Stable                       Evergreen Wreath Workshop