Peeps in the Garden this Spring!

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As spring finally arrives, with the return of the buzzing bees, comes an exciting new project for the José Carriero Children’s Garden- we will be hatching chicks! A hatching in March will be followed by a second hatch beginning in late April, and each group of chicks will be cared for at the Science Center for almost 4 weeks before finding a new home at a local farm. During the egg incubation and chick growing phases, students of the Nature Center Preschool and members of the on-site 4-H group “Friends of a Feather” will be hands-on with this fun and educational project.

School groups can arrange for a special program to visit the chicks and our adult chickens to learn about life cycles, food, and the science of eggs. Want to celebrate your birthday with the peeps? Schedule a “Party with the Peeps” Birthday or check out our additional new garden-themed parties. You can also meet the peeps by attending a chicken-related program or event (check out the calendar) and stay tuned on Facebook for pop-up chick meet-and-greets!