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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


Sprouts – Pacific Coast Trees

PACIFIC COAST TREE MEASUREMENT & IDENTIFICATION is the autumn Sprouts activity available October through December! Find out how tall the trees around you might be using geometry, your own footsteps, and your height to measure. Learn to use a dichotomous key to identify items in the natural world. We will have marked several trees for you to practice measuring and identifying. Grab a handout and "Sprouts Kit" from the green kiosk at the Gardens entrance and head out into the Gardens.

Handouts for this month's activity:

Plan on visiting again in December or January to complete the next Sprouts activity – Pulley System!

More about Sprouts

Get outside and learn with SPROUTS! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a series of self-guided learning opportunities for children (best suited for K-6). Sprouts activities include handouts and sometimes fun tools to help kids dive into a variety of topics including birdwatching, nature breathing, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish. These activities are available with regular Gardens admission — please purchase tickets in advance: CLICK HERE. MCBG will continue to share free admission for children's educational visits via "Sprouts Tickets". The tickets are currently being distributed through local schools and nonprofits.

Sprouts Program Sponsors

Adventist Health Mendocino CoastCoast Hardware & Radio ShackCommunity First Credit UnionDeLucia Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Mendocino CountyLinda and Paul Dutcher, Harvest MarketKay and Bruce Leaman, Kate Erickson LPL Financial, Liz O’Hara and Steve Lane, Out of This WorldRedwood InvestmentsSavings Bank of Mendocino CountySoroptimist International of Fort BraggMarilynn Thorpe 

Many thanks for helping to make this educational opportunity available for all!


Start Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

End Date: Friday, December 31, 2021

Schedule Details: These activities are available during visiting hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily (members' visiting hours 9AM to 4PM)

Payment Information: Regular admission applies — please reserve tickets in advance.