Roots & Shoots

NEW! Sunflower Roots & Shoots invites everyone to Get Outside! the first Wednesday of each month. All ages are welcome to join us as we explore local parks and nature preserves. You do not need to be a Sunflower Roots & Shoots member to participate. Parents are required to attend with children.

Upcoming Get Outside! dates and locations:

April 5, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Delray Oaks Natural Area, 2021 SW 29th Street, Delray Beach

May 3, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Green Cay Wetlands, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach

Started by Children & Nature Network, Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) is a national youth-inspired, youth-led initiative to rally people of all ages to get outside and spend time in nature. Sunflower Roots & Shoots is proud to participate.

Sunflower Roots & Shoots Club
Shooting Stars
Ages 5-12

Children are changing the world! Shooting Stars join Jane Goodall’s worldwide kids’ activist group working together to create local service projects. Each project shows care and concern for the environment, animals or the human community.

Weekly meetings are a mix of service projects and family meetups at local natural areas, as well as special time throughout the year to plant, compost, worm farm, harvest and play in our on-site Sunflower Learning Garden.

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
First meeting: Aug. 31, 2016 | Last meeting: May 7, 2017
No Meetings on: Oct. 12, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, March 22

Free club. Registration is required.
*Club size limited to 25 committed members.

*We are in search of dedicated club members to join together and make a difference!
Some parent participation required (see All About Sunflower Roots & Shoots, below waiting list form).

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The registration period for the 2016-2017 school year has ended. If you would like to be notified about future programs, including our Fall 2017 class schedule, please sign up below.

Can’t wait for next year? Join us for Gather in the Garden, a community potluck held on the second Saturday of each month, Sept. – May, 5:00 –7:00 pm.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Seedlings preschool program for 3-6 year olds, please join us for an Intro to Seedlings Meeting.

 

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​We'll also let you know if space become available in this year​'​s programs.


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All About Sunflower Roots & Shoots

Service Project

Each year, members choose a different service project focus. Last year’s service project was a partnership with Delray Beach Children’s Garden. Members worked hard throughout the year, and were proud to have a strong role in the birth and development of the beloved DBCG.

GO! Meetings

One meeting each month is a GO! “Get Outside!” meeting. Started by Children & Nature Network, GO! is a national youth-inspired, youth-led initiative to rally people of all ages to get outside and spend time in nature. Shooting Stars explore local parks and nature preserves or at Sunflower, in our Learning Garden and nature playscape. Last year, members explored Delray Oaks Natural Area, Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve in Delray.

Parent Responsibilities

Minimum Parent Requirements
Because this is a free club, your volunteer participation is appreciated. For at least one meeting during the year, e
ach family must provide a fruit snack for all the children (or contribute the money for Sunflower to provide the snack). There will be a signup sheet at the meetings, so you can choose your week. 

Parent Attendance at GO! Meetings
For all GO! meetings, parents must either attend with your children (not a drop-off event) or assign another parent friend to be responsible for them during that time. 

Volunteer Opportunities
If you’re interested in being a parent volunteer for Roots & Shoots, contact Classes@SunflowerCreativeArts.org

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