It’s hard to keep that garden growing now the frosts have fallen, but at the Coastal Children’s Museum participants will be able to create their very own indoor garden at Terrific Terrariums Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Utilizing the museums newly-constructed science center, Brett Willard from Merryspring Nature Center will be at the museum showing children how to make their very own terrarium using a soda bottle. A terrarium is a small enclosed container that usually houses mosses, lichens, violets and ferns and is a perfect way to explore ecosystems, and natural processes such as photosynthesis, respiration and the water cycle.

Willard, originally from Burnt Hills, N.Y., has bachelor of science degree in environmental studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Previously an Americops Environmental Educator, he is now the Merryspring’s Program Manager.

Merryspring Nature Center is a non-profit, privately-owned 66-acre park and education center in Camden and Rockport, offering talks, classes and workshops throughout the year.

This workshop is best suited for children 5 years old and above and is included in the price of admission. Space is limited and registration is requested in order to prepare enough materials.

To sign up for the workshop, email the museum at or phone 596-0300.

Located at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland, the Coastal Children’s Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. all year long. For more information, visit