The Science Museum Oklahoma is hosting a seven-part gardening series, which will take place on date dates below between January-April. Join in on the fun of learning what it takes to be an excellent gardener. Put your skills to the test during each class!
Jan. 18, Soil and Composting: Get the dirt on the minerals in top soil, how to improve a garden’s soil and find out what plants need to grow, plus make a worm home and find out how to start home composting for your garden.
Feb. 1, Roots: Uncover the different types of roots, how to establish a healthy root system and find out which plants have the deepest roots, plus explore what is growing in the SMO Gardens through nature weaving.
Feb. 15, Seeds: Dig up information about the different types of seeds, how seeds develop and how to start seeds of all kinds at home, plus make a “seed bomb” to take home.
Feb. 29, Stems: Not STEM, stems!Learn about different stems and surprising stems like potatoes as well as the purpose and parts of stems, plus decorate sticks with yarn and garden elements to take home.
March 28, Leaves: Learn about the importance of leaves, their parts and purpose, and what leaves have to do with water intake, plus explore different leaf textures through leaf rubbings.
April 4, Flowers: There is more to flowers than their good looks — explore the four parts of a flower and what they do, the importance of flowers, plus use flowers to make a painting.
April 18, Fruit: All flowers make fruit — learn all about fruits that float, fly and taste great, plus create an art piece from the colors in various fruits.