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Enjoy a “Multi-Sensory Earth Day!” at Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point Campus


Learners of all ages are invited to engage with nature using their five senses at “Multi-Sensory Earth Day!,” a free educational event on Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Historic Spanish Point campus of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

This fun, interactive program is presented by Selby Gardens in partnership with Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center and the Suncoast Science Center. It is part of Suncoast Remake Learning Days, a 10-day regional festival of free educational events for children and families.

“Our Historic Spanish Point campus will provide a big, beautiful outdoor classroom for this engaging, multisensory learning event,” said Anastasia Sallen, Director of Environmental Education at Selby Gardens. “We want to welcome everyone to explore their appreciation for nature this Earth Day.”

“Multi-Sensory Earth Day!” will offer a variety of learning activities designed to engage participants’ different senses while they experience and learn about the environment. There also will be a make-and-take craft, a plant scavenger hunt, and access to the campus’s Native Butterfly Garden and Butterfly House—the only such butterfly house in the region. The different learning stations are being designed by Selby Gardens’ Education staff in collaboration with staff from the Lighthouse and teen volunteers of the Suncoast Science Center. For more information about “Multi-Sensory Earth Day!,” go here.

No advance registration is required to participate in “Multi-Sensory Earth Day!” Participants may stay after the program to further explore the 30-acre Historic Spanish Point campus.

Suncoast Remake Learning Days is a festival of experiential learning events throughout the region taking place from April 21 to 30. Suncoast Remake Learning Days is presented by the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading and supported by The Patterson Foundation. To learn about the festival and other local events, visit