EVERY WEDNESDAY: High Line Kids: Wild Wednesday

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:00am

EVERY WEDNESDAY: High Line Kids: Wild Wednesday

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Watch a butterfly grow, touch a wriggly worm, or grab a magnifying glass and watch seeds fly at this weekly drop-in nature-based program. Each month focuses on a different natural wonder on the High Line, see below for more details.

June: Plant Parts
Children will be able to use magnifying glasses to get up-close-and-personal with some of the High Line’s plants. See the texture of a flower, watch as seeds fly, or examine the intricate veins on leaves. At the end of the month, join us for a Creature Feature with live bees!

July: Butterflies
Throughout the month of July, we’ll be raising our own brood of Painted Lady butterflies. During each Wild Wednesday session this month we’ll learn about the life cycle of butterflies and check-in on the development of our own. This month will culminate in a celebration and release of our butterflies.

August: Food Chain
Children will get an inside peek at the hidden ecosystem on the High Line. Find the sun trapped inside a plant’s leaf, hop like a grasshopper, or become a bird on the hunt for a meal on the High Line. At the end of the month, children can check out a wriggly worm turning old plant material into nutritious soil at our Creature Feature.

14th Street Passage
On the High Line at West 14th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to kids ages four and up accompanied by caregivers. No RSVP required.

The High Line Children’s Workyard Kit by Cas Holman will also be available for young builders to create one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, creatures, structures, and machines from our kit of custom-designed wood planks, nuts, and bolts.

Leading support for High Line Kids is provided by MetLife Foundation and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, with additional support from the Concordia Foundation.

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