URI’s Eco-Exploration Program takes children on a trip to the tropics, the desert and the rainforest — all within the confines of the Botanical Center — to learn about environmental science. They will have the chance to feel a coyote’s fur, learn to compost with red wiggler worms, feed a venus flytrap, and plant seeds in their own greenhouse that they can take home.
The two-hour program is offered on Feb. 22 and 24 at 10 a.m. and costs $8 per child and $5 per adult.
Yoga Dance Story Time is a program for parents and their children on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. that uses yoga postures, hand gestures, facial expressions and dance movements to tell a story. Trees, rocks, lions and butterflies will be depicted through yoga postures, roaring sounds, and songs.
Taught by certified yoga instructor Shanthi Muthu, the program costs $15 for one parent and child.
Space is limited. For more information or to register for the programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-874-2900.