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Stearns History Museum will host a Children's Garden Camp for kids entering grades 4-7 starting June 14.


University of Minnesota Extension master gardeners and a county horticulturist will offer an "informational learning adventure" from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Tuesday, according to a news release. Kids will plant and maintain a garden, watch for pests and explore the prairie and its history.


They will also learn about food through a new exhibit at the museum called Healthyville, the release said.


Cost will be $20 per child and covers six weeks of camp, including a field trip July 26, along with snacks each week. Financial scholarships are available. The camp will not meet July 5 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

For more information and to register by May 30, contact Julianne O'Connell at 866-253-8424 or program@stearns-museum.org.


The following is a schedule of topics that will be covered each week of the camp.

June 14: Getting Started.
June 21: The Dirt on Growing.
June 28: Bringing it to Life.
July 12: Life on the Prairie.
July 19: Fruits of Your Labor.
July 26: Growing Beyond Garden Camp (garden trip location to be announced).

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