What's New

19Feb2018

What happens at a Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM program?

Learning, Laughter and Fun!

  

  

If you haven’t scheduled a program it’s not too late!  Everyone can become a Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM Earth Hero.  Our new and improved programs are sure to excite and delight. Visit The Water Conservation Garden for one of our interactive Field Trips that take students on a nature adventure filled with exploring native habitats, learning about water saving-plants and how San Diego’s climate is a wonder for biodiversity!

Assemblies for all!  Our lower grade assembly focuses on water conservation, parts of the plant and their functions, and seed dispersal through nature!  Our upper grade assembly addresses questions like What is climate change? Is San Diego’s climate changing? What is the greenhouse effect? All so we can inspire the youth to be Earth Heroes! You do not want to miss out on these very interactive assemblies!              ¡Tambien en Español!

 

Schedule your field trip  or  assembly this year!

For more information about school programs and outreaches email [email protected] or call our Education Department 619-660-0614 ext 16 and ask for Lauren Magnuson.

 

Adult Classes at The Water Conservation Garden

     

The Water Conservation Garden offers a wide variety of amazing classes for everyone!  From Kick Starting Your Veggie Garden to Garden Yoga.  You can find a class that fits your need at The Garden.

Check out our classes here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23Jun2016

SD Festival of Science and Engineering

Do you love science?  Do you love nature?  Do you love fun?  Visit Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at the beautiful Water Conservation Garden for an outdoor learning adventure! Play along with her special mixture of music and magic, as Ms. Smarty-Plants™ ignites the EARTH HERO in each of us. Learn a special song in American Sign Language, and be inspired to change the world. Kids will enjoy an interactive lesson about the importance of water, tour The Garden’s trails, and plant a succulent to take home. The program is 90 minutes in length and is in line with California State Standards, and NGSS. You are welcome to bring a lunch or snack to enjoy in The Garden after the program.

 

Registration is required.  See you then!

 

 

 

 

22Feb2018

It’s the Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival Time!

      

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: The Water Conservation Garden , 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019

Where to find Ms. Smarty-Plants: 11:30am Pollinator Party Show

Family Friendly: YES!!!!!!!!

Cost: FREE

 

Join us for a FREE, family fun day at The Water Conservation Garden!  Ms. Smarty-Plants will be hosting her famous Pollinator Party at 11:30am in the large amphitheater!!!  Come dressed as your favorite pollinator and be ready to boogie.  At the festival there will be animal encounters, face painting, crafts, vendors, food and more.

For more information visit  www.thegarden.org

 

 

 

26Jun2017

Celebrating 10 years of Ms. Smarty-Plants Magic!   

        

            

 

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”

Mr. Rogers.

When Pam Meisner graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, she took an internship with Mr. Rogers. This experience shaped her style as an educator who puts love and passion first, teaching children in the way they learn best.  Ms. Smarty-Plants ™ bloomed from this love of education, fun and nature.  For many years….TEN YEARS to be exactMs. Smarty-Plants™ has inspired hundreds of thousands of Earth Heroes through out Southern California!  86,019 in 2017 alone!

She will continue to make conservation count by inspiring one Earth Hero at a time.  So come visit her at The Water Conservation Garden and tell her how you are saving the Earth!

Schedule a field trip or assembly and become and Earth Hero!

 

For more information contact [email protected] or 619-660-0614 ext 16.

The Water Conservation Garden is open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm.