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Sensory Garden Symposium

When:

Friday, March 23, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

Nathanael Greene and Close Memorial Parks
2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Learn more about the plans for Springfield Botanical Garden’s next step for bringing nature, gardens and people together at this event. The symposium is designed especially for educators, accessibility advocates, inclusion specialists and anyone interested in the planned sensory garden for the five senses. Symposium topics and speakers include “Memory Care with Alzheimer patients Using Plants” by Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with University of Missouri Extension. The program “Adaptive Gardening and Disability Sensitivity” will be presented by Amanda Primm, access and technology specialist, Southwest Council for Independent Living. “Differentiated Learning Styles in the Garden,” will be presented by Becky Day, interpretive horticulturist at the Botanical Center. Keith will present “Envisioning our Sensory Garden in Springfield.”

Registration:

There is a registration fee of $18 to cover the cost of lunch and some make and take materials. Individuals and register online at Parkboard.org under Activities number 12774 or call 417-891-1515 ext # 2.  more...

Cost:

$18.00

Facilitator:

Kelly McGowan, mcgowank@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909

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