Clover terrarium workshop for kids

Mar 07, 2014
Brett Willard will teach children how to make a clover terrarium March 14 at Coastal Children's Museum.

Rockland — March in Maine is a time when everyone is ready to see something green growing and Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m. children are invited to create their own indoor clover terrarium in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at Coastal Children's Museum.

Brett Willard from Merryspring Nature Center will be at the museum showing children how to make a terrarium using a soda bottle. A terrarium is a small enclosed container that can contain plants like mosses, lichens, 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 in environmental studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Previously an Americorps Environmental Educator, he is now the Merryspring’s Program Manager. Merryspring Nature Center is a nonprofit, privately-owned 66-acre park and education center in Camden and Rockport, Maine offering talks, classes and workshops throughout the year.

This workshop is best suited for children aged 4 and up and is included in the price of admission and free for members. 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.



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