There are two new after-school activities for kids this week at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.
“Green Thumb Club-Winter Gardening” will be held this Wednesday, January 13, and again on January 27. It is for children ages 5 to 10 who want to learn how plants can be started indoors during the winter. Kids will learn to propagate plants, start a dish garden and experiment with seeds in three different types of soil. The cost is $5, plus a $2 materials fee per child per session, and advance registration and payment are required. For information, call the Environmental Center at (973) 228-8776. This class will be held in the newer Environmental Center building at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland, across from the golf driving range and mini-golf course.
Just up the road at the Environmental Center’s Garibaldi Hall this Wednesday, the 4-H is holding a 4-H Pet Club. It is geared for children in grades 4 through 6 who love animals and want to learn how to take care of them–whether or not they already have a pet. There’s no charge, but you do have to register your kids in advance. For more information, call the 4-H at (973) 228-3785.