Botany Explorers: Native Plants & Greenhouses

It’s summertime and the sun is shining, which means it’s time to go outside and enjoy nature! Join Darcy each month as she learns about plants and tours local gardens!

This month we visit Connecticut College’s Native Plant Collection in New London, CT, learn about the difference between native and invasive plants, and make our own simple greenhouse!

All ages are welcome!

Supplies to make your paper plate greenhouse:

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Bean Seeds
  • 1 Plastic Zipper Bag
  • Tape or Staples (not included in the kit)
  • Scissors (not included in the kit)
  • Markers (not included in the kit)
  • Water (not included in the kit)

Please note, this is a pre-recorded virtual event on Facebook. Tune in when it airs live, or visit our Facebook at a later time and watch it then. You do not need a Facebook account to participate. Come join us at

Register and pick up your paper plate greenhouse kit from the Library! Registration is required to receive your kit. Kits will be available for pickup starting Monday, August 16th.