Virtual Workshops

We'd love nothing more than to be together exploring the garden or the creek. But just because we are on pause from in-person gatherings, doesn't mean we can't get curious about nature together.

Join us for monthly hands-on workshops featuring a variety of nature-based and seasonal themes. With the help of some common household items and school supplies we will get curious about the little things in the world around us. We will draw, dissect, story-tell, observe, plant, and share our questions and discoveries.

Because we are meeting virtually we recognize the necessity of small class sizes. We want every student to have a chance to ask questions and share. This is why our ratio is 1:6.

Things to know:

  • We offer 3 week studies so we have a chance to dig in a bit. Each study costs $60, plus supply fee.

  • 3 week studies come with a curiosity kit to aid in our exploration. Kits are an additional $15 supply fee and to be picked up prior to class. Kits can be mailed if arrangements are made at enrollment, shipping fees will apply.

  • Each workshop includes a small amount of pre-work to prepare for our study, a discussion group via Google Classroom to share photos, questions and observations, and follow-up activities to further curiosity.


Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops

February

Dates for 6-11 year olds

*Thursday @10:00 am, February 4, 11, 18

Friday @10:00 am, February 5, 19, 26

(*Note Feb 12th is a holiday)

$60 for class, $15 for kit

Other dates/times available

for groups of 4 or more

Fill out the enrollment form or email Tai@thecuriositycollective.org





When life Gives You Lemons-

Experiment!


6-11 years old

It's Citrus Season!

This class is an exploration of Placer County's wonderful citrus selection through an investigative lens. Our class times will consist of some basic citrus family information, citrus anatomy, citrus tasting, and weekly citrus experiments.

This class provides:

  • Curiosity Kit- The kit will have some citrus for tasting and supplies needed for our citrus experiments. A few common household supplies will be necessary( bowls/cups for experiments) but no additional purchases necessary.

  • A Google Classroom login for activities, Meet links and a forum to share observations and ask questions.

  • Although we will be reviewing material covered in our in-person citrus classes. There will be new material to experiment with and explore!

Taught by Tai French

March

Dates for 6-11 year olds

Thursday @10:00 am, March 4, 11, 18

Friday @ 10:00 am, March 5, 12, 19

$60 for class, $15 for kit

Other dates/times available

for groups of 4 or more

Fill out the enrollment form or email Tai@thecuriositycollective.org





Seed Sprouters!

What can you sprout from your kitchen?

6-11 years old

Let's explore your pantry and see what we can sprout!

Usually, we buy our garden seeds from the nursery or a catalog. And usually, we eat things in our refrigerator and pantry, not plant them. In this class, however, we'll explore our pantries through a gardening lens! How many seeds are in your pantry? Will any of them grow, why or why not? Let's see! We'll also sprout some cherry tomato seeds 1) to watch sprout & 2) to grow into a summer treat ( if desired)


This class provides:

  • Curiosity Kit- The kit will have all the basic supplies you'll need to plant some seeds from your pantry/fridge. You'll also get some cherry tomato seeds which we will sprout and a few other mystery seeds!

  • A Google Classroom login for activities, Meet links and a forum to share observations and ask questions.

Taught by Tai French

April

Dates for 6-11 year olds

Thursday @10:00 am, April 8, 15, 22

Friday @ 10:00 am, April 9, 16, 23

$60 for class, $15 for kit

Other dates/times available

for groups of 4 or more

Fill out the enrollment form or email Tai@thecuriositycollective.org





Bird Nerds-

Backyard Birding Edition

6-11 years old

Do you know a sparrow from a finch?

If you aren't a birder already you are sure to be one after this workshop! These feathered friends are all around us! They eat bugs and berries in our yards and build their nests in our trees. We'll learn about the most common birds in our area, bird adaptions, a bird's life cycle, and make a feeder for your yard.

This class provides:

  • Curiosity Kit- The kit will have all the basic supplies you'll need to make a feeder and also some fun bird-related activities!

  • A Google Classroom login for activities, Meet links and a forum to share observations and ask questions.

Taught by Tai French

May

Dates for 6-11 year olds

Thursday @10:00 am, May 6, 13, 20

Friday @ 10:00 am, May 7, 14, 21

$60 for class, $15 for kit

Other dates/times available

for groups of 4 or more

Fill out the enrollment form or email Tai@thecuriositycollective.org





Sunflower Power!

A sunflower investigation

6-11 years old

Did you know a sunflower is actually made up of hundreds of tiny flowers?

In this sunflower exploration you'll study, taste, dissect, and plant your very own sunflower! We'll learn a bit of flower anatomy, what makes sunflowers unique, which flowers sunflowers are related to, and how long it takes a sunflower to sprout and bloom.

This class provides:

  • Curiosity Kit- The kit will provide you with a dried sunflower for dissection, seeds and containers for staring your own sunflower seeds, and seeds for tasting.

  • A Google Classroom login for activities, Meet links and a forum to share observations and ask questions.

Taught by Tai French