What's New

22Feb2018

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Goes Batty is Back!

     

Back by popular demand!  Are you ready to have fun and learn about creatures whooo go BOOOO in the night? Join us in your best Halloween costume at The Water Conservation Garden to enjoy a family event with a Ms. Smarty-Plants Show, Trick or Treat Trails, and Creepy Critter Encounters.

It’s going to be a SPOOKtacular good time!

Program Details:
DATE: Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019
TIME: 5:30-8:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm, MSP show starts at 6:00pm)
ADDRESS: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019
COST: $5 per person, kids 2 and under free
PARKING: Free

 

Register Online Here!

For any questions please email [email protected] or call our Events Department at 619-660-0614 ext 14.

 

    

Thanks to our special guests:

          Krusin’ Kritters   
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!

Schedule your field trip  or  assembly this year! You might event qualify for a FREE program thanks to your water district! Email [email protected] to find out.

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!

 

Assembly/Field trip Flyer

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6Mar2019

College Internships

 

Our award-winning Education Department works directly with each intern, starting with a short interview so students can grow their skills and be successful in future job seeking. Onsite training is enjoyable and easy to follow against a beautiful garden backdrop.

    

Interships Available for 2019/2020 School Year:

Nature Tour Guide/Teaching Assistant: Ms. Smarty-Plants™ programs for grades Kinder – 8th has lots of hands-on learning for children along with fun outdoor science exploration.  Interns will lead students on a tour through the garden and share with them the importance of conservation and nature. (must be avail. 1-2 weekdays 8:30am – 12:30pm)

Assembly Assistant– Assist Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at elementary school assemblies, which are performed at the school site.  There are usually two assemblies per day: a lower grade assembly that covers water conservation, parts of the plant, seed dispersal, and water usage, and an upper grade assembly that covers climate change, emissions, fossil fuels, water conservation, and how to be good Earth Steward.

Adult Education Assistant: Attend community classes for adults that range from topics in gardening, sustainability, and art. Assist with registration and hosting while gaining great information from experts in their field. (must be avail. select Saturdays)

 

For the Nature Tour Guide or Assembly Assistant internship, fill out the application above and email to [email protected]

For the Adult Education Assistant fill out the application above and email to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23Jun2016

Hoot and Holla in the House!

Hoot and Holla, the Garden’s resident Barn Owls, are back again and ready for Spring!

Last year, within two days of installing our new owl box, Hoot and Holla moved in–and now they’re back!

While living in the owl box last year, Holla (Mom) started a blog. Always faithful, she has picked up where she left off, so look below to read about their happenings in The Garden!

 

Check out the live feed we have streaming from inside their  OWL BOX!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.