2019 SJCPLS Nature Detective Workshops for Kids

St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches.

This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various Garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization.

Children ages 6 – 12 and their caregivers are invited to register for a workshop at any branch library (except for the Anastasia Island Branch which is walk-ins only) to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our Library System, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families.

These STEM-based workshops provide an opportunity for children to learn more about nature, pollinators, and combat “summer slide” – a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session.

These workshops fill up quickly, so don’t miss your opportunity to register.

Anastasia Island Branch Library (walk-ins only) – Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (repeat workshop)

Bartram Trail Branch Library – Workshops will be held in Fall 2019 after the Library reopens

Hastings Branch Library – Wednesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Main Library – Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (repeat workshop)

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library – Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (repeat workshop)

Southeast Branch Library – Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m.