Upcoming Events for Education Program

DIY Wreath-Making KIT with video

PICK UP DATES: Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Make a wreath in the comfort of your home with our specialty set of materials and written and video instructions to go at your own pace. Choose a ribbon style, and we’ll make it for you ahead of time!

Registration with prepayment is required by Thursday, November 17.

Ribbon choices: gold, red, plaid, burlap, buffalo check, surprise me!

$63 Members, ISU Students
$84 General Public
$63 ISU Students

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Wreath- Making Workshop: Tue 11/22

Tuesday, November 22, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Learn how to assemble a holiday wreath with Reiman Gardens' Horticulturist, Ed Moran. Ed will guide you through the steps to use evergreens, specialty greens, and other materials to create your own seasonal decoration for your home! All materials included.

Registration with prepayment is required by Thursday, November 17.

OTHER OPTIONS:

  • There is another workshop on Monday, November 21, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – see separate registration.
    We will also provide up to 15 wreath-making kits for folks who prefer to make theirs at home – see separate registration.

$75 Members
$100 General Public
$64 ISU Students

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Wreath-Making Workshop: Mon 11/21

Monday, November 21, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Learn how to assemble a holiday wreath with Reiman Gardens' Horticulturist, Ed Moran. Ed will guide you through the steps to use evergreens, specialty greens, and other materials to create your own seasonal decoration for your home! All materials included.

Registration with prepayment is required by Thursday, November 17.

OTHER OPTIONS:

  • There is another workshop on Tuesday, November 22, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – see separate registration.
  • We will also provide up to 15 wreath-making kits for folks who prefer to make theirs at home – see separate registration.

$75 Members
$100 General Public
$64 ISU Students

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Caterpillar Club

Thursday, December 29, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

*Special note – we will be outdoors rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions when temperatures drop below freezing (32 degrees or below with windchill). However, please dress for the weather; we will still go outside at least briefly each week.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Winter Break Camp: Grinch Day!

Friday, December 30, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for frost covered fun at Winter Break Camps! Children will get the chance to explore the Gardens while doing science and STEM experiments, artistic activities, and outdoor discoveries to keep their minds and bodies moving during break. You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Today, enjoy crafts, stories, snacks and more – all centered around our favorite green grump. Designed for students in grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10).

Please register for individual days separately. Adults will drop off youth for this program – attendees must bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.
Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, December 22.

$40 Members/ISU Student Youth
$54 General Public Youth

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Winter Break Camp: Nifty Difties

Thursday, December 29, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for frost covered fun at Winter Break Camps! Children will get the chance to explore the Gardens while doing science and STEM experiments, artistic activities, and outdoor discoveries to keep their minds and bodies moving during break. Here at the Reiman Gardens, we’re big fans of upcycling—transforming unwanted items into something useful and beautiful! Prepare for a day of creativity and engineering activities. Designed for students in grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10).

Please register for individual days separately. Adults will drop off youth for this program – attendees must bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.
Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, December 22.

$40 Members/ISU Student Youth
$54 General Public Youth

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Winter Break Camp: Home for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for frost covered fun at Winter Break Camps! Children will get the chance to explore the Gardens while doing science and STEM experiments, artistic activities, and outdoor discoveries to keep their minds and bodies moving during break. Explore the different winter habitats for our animal friends here in Iowa! Enjoy story time and naturalist-led activities to learn more about where different organisms go during the winter months. Designed for students in grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10).

Please register for individual days separately. Adults will drop off youth for this program – attendees must bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.
Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, December 22.

$40 Members/ISU Student Youth
$54 General Public Youth

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Winter Break Camp: Ice, Ice, Baby

Tuesday, December 27, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for frost covered fun at Winter Break Camps! Children will get the chance to explore the Gardens while doing science and STEM experiments, artistic activities, and outdoor discoveries to keep their minds and bodies moving during break. Today, campers will become scientists and conduct their own experiments to test the different properties of water. Designed for students in grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10).

Please register for individual days separately. Adults will drop off youth for this program - attendees must bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.
Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, December 22.

$40 Members/ISU Student Youth
$54 General Public Youth

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Caterpillar Club

Thursday, December 22, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

*Special note – we will be outdoors rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions when temperatures drop below freezing (32 degrees or below with windchill). However, please dress for the weather; we will still go outside at least briefly each week.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Maker Mocktails: Pinecone Holiday Tree with Holiday Spritzer

Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you a crafty person? Do you like to sip fun and fruity drinks? Well come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy Maker Mocktails! This December, learn how to make a non-alcoholic Holiday Spritzer with Reiman Gardens’ staff in this after hours program and then take the recipe home so you can make it a true cocktail with your own alcohol. Then we will wrap up the night by putting together a holiday tree made out of pinecones!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, December 19.

$20 Members
$30 General Public
$15 ISU Students & RG Volunteers

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