Butterflies & Bees Summer Camp Comes to Mercer Botanic Gardens

Mercer Botanic Gardens invites new second and third graders to explore the gardens and observe the pollinators that flap, fly and flitter among the flowers during its Butterflies & Bees Camp starting Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Students will have the opportunity to share their artistic abilities and put their nature skills to the test during this three-day camp focusing on butterflies, bees and other essential pollinators. From conducting a habitat survey to constructing honeycombs, participants will enjoy plenty of crafts, games and age-appropriate entertainment sure to make their summer memorable.

“Children will learn all about pollinators and how vital they are for plant pollination and seed production,” said Mercer Education Director Jennifer Garrison. “What better location to teach children about pollination and seed production than the gardens of Mercer?”

Registration is now underway and each session is limited, so make a reservation today by calling 281-443-8731.

A suggested donation of $30 is requested to cover the cost of materials, which is due at the time of registration. Participants must be dropped off between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. and picked up at noon each day.

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 281-443-8731 or visit www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Mercer