Youth Programs


Annual Butterfly Launch


May 18th, 2017  @  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

(Lower Bench of Ford Park)

11:30AM – 2:00PM

Bagged Lunch




Butterflies in the Classroom Instructions (Downloadable PDF)

Classroom Quiz instructions via COMING SOON!




School Groups 

Learn & Grow

Children’s activities are offered year round, during the winter these drop in activities are inside the Education Center. Programs are intended for children of all ages. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world.  A $5 donation is appreciated.



Back to Nature Trail: Summer

back2natureImmediately west of the schoolhouse is the trailhead for this fun and informal play area. On the lower level near Gore Creek, kids can connect with the natural environment by making a fort or a willow tunnel, or just simply get back to nature.





Treasure Hunt: Summer

treasureHuntIn the summer ,a self-guided treasure hunt leads you from letterbox to letterbox through the garden. Pick up treasure hunt cards at the Education Center between 10 am and 4 pm and stamp your card at each station until you have completed all the clues.






Children's Gardening

CHildrens-toolshedChildren’s tools are available in the children’s tool shed adjacent to the Schoolhouse. We invite you to water some plants or get into the dirt with rakes and shovels.