Teachers and Children from Good Shepherd Battered Women’s Shelter Visit VRG

On October 3, 2023, the Friends of Robinson Gardens invited children and teachers from Good Shepherd Battered Women’s Shelter to a new modified Science Fair at The Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Six children and six teachers came by their own transportation. Docent Chava Berber gave a tour of the gardens, where the children enjoyed using binoculars and magnifying glasses to explore. They all got an apple and were able to later toss the core in the gardens.

Lunch was set up on the back patio. Everyone enjoyed the sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s, chips, water, and cranberry juice.  After lunch, the children played the corn toss game and other ball games on the Great Lawn.

We had an activity table set up with coloring books, colored pencils, stickers, watercolors, brushes, and glue sticks. Children created beautiful planters that they later filled with soil and seeds to take home.

Each child received a duffel bag as a take home gift. It was filled with a cute T-shirt with décor of the frog, snacks, and a packet of essentials (colored pencils, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, VRG pencils, and sharpeners). The bag also contained a water coloring packet, a coloring book, Sam’s Super Salad book, and a Plant and Our World Notebook.

A big thank you goes to April Walton, Branden Santos, Barbara Remedios, the gardening staff, and all the help in setting up and organizing this small but mighty Science Fair.

A wonderful day was had by all. Many hugs and thank yous warmed our hearts.

Children’s Science Outreach Program Board Members Kerstin Royce, Patti Reinstein, and Candy Beaver.

Post by Kerstin Royce
Photos by Patti Reinstein
Friends of Robinson Gardens Board Members

3 Responses

  1. Krista Everage
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    So wonderful to see this fabulous program in photos! Thank you Kerstin, Patti and Candy !!

  2. Krista Everage
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    So wonderful to see this fabulous program in photos! Thank you Kerstin, Patti and Candy !!

  3. Susan Lindsey Cohen
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    What a significant day.

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