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June Events

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On May 19th

June at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of Estates Inventor’s Summer Camp and a summer Edison Garden Market as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month of June. The June schedule of programs and events include:

Estates Inventor’s Summer Camp Enroll now to guarantee your child’s spot!

Estates Summer Camp is back again this year with new and exciting programs! The Estates is a living lab, where each project or activity challenges campers in the sciences, art and nature to ask questions and discover the answers for themselves while having fun. Registration required. Camps hours are 9 AM-4 PM. Cost each session: Estates Members $200, non members $230.

June 15 – 19 Animation Grades 4 -6

June 22 – 26 Eager Engineers Grades 4 -6

June 29 – July 3 Kitchen Chemistry Grades 1 – 3

July 6 – 10 Movie Making Magic Grades 4 – 6

July 13 – 17 Wild Green Grades 4 -6

July 20 – 24 ESI: Edison Science Investigation Grades 4 – 6

July 27 – 31 The Wizard’s World Grades 1 – 3

August 3 – 7 Spaceships & Rockets Grades 1 – 3

August 10– 14 Movie Making Magic Grades 4 -6

Two Additional Estates Summer Camp Weeks added to schedule: June 1– 5 & June 8 – 12, 9 AM – 4 PM, Grades 1 – 6, Campers will take an Estates botanical trip around the world, propagate their own heritage plant, make a movie, rediscover the light bulb, create their own friendship stone and much more. Curriculum and activities are modified for each grade level. Registration required. Cost each session: Estates Members $200; non members $230.

Mina Edison Estates Tea: Wednesday, June 3, 2 PM Tea at the Estates captures the historic elegance of Mina Edison. Estates Tea will be served in the Edison Caretaker’s House and will be complimented with Edison family recipes, scones, tea sandwiches and other savory sweets. A one-of-a-kind experience awaits participants with a heritage garden tour and time to stroll the historic homes. Registration required. Cost: Estates Members, $30, non members $35.


New Volunteer Orientation: June 9, 10 AM Join Estates staff to learn about volunteer opportunities, Estates policies and general Museum information. This is a mandatory training for all Estates volunteers. New and potential volunteers are welcome.


Edison Garden Market: June 13, 10 AM – 4 PM Throughout the Estates public gardens and under the Banyan tree, over thirty vendors will be participating in the first summer Edison Garden Market. Gardeners will be delighted at this one stop shopping of unique garden items including organic and rare plants, orchids, garden décor and art, flowers, supplies and much more. The Estates horticulturist will be available to answer questions, and the Estates Garden Shoppe will be open to purchase Estates historic plants and items. The event is FREE to the public.  Estates Garden Blog

Summer Planting of Tropical Heritage Trees Workshop: June 13, 11 AM & 2 PM Summertime is the best time of year to plant trees in southwest Florida. Join the Estates horticulturist and learn the basics of planting heritage trees such as the Ylang Ylang, Banyan, Calabash, Tong Oil, Bo, Royal Poinciana and Sausage trees in your own backyard. Trees will be available for purchase. The workshops are FREE to the public.


Docent Training: June 19, 9AM New Estates volunteers who are interested in becoming Edison & Ford porch, Lab and Museum docents, or leading a group tour of the Estates grounds must attend this mandatory meeting.


Celebrate Father’s Day at the Estates – Free Admission to Dad’s on Father’s Day and Fish Printing Workshop, June 21 The Estates is offering FREE admission to any dad accompanied with their paid child on Father’s Day. Free admission includes a tour of the newly restored homes, the historic botanical gardens, the Estates Museum and Edison’s Research Laboratory. Hot dogs and cold beverages will be available for purchase at the Edison Caretaker’s House as well as a Fish Printing Workshop (also known as gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish rubbing) on t-shirts from 10:30 – 12:30. The workshop is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts, although shirts in limited sizes will be available for purchase.


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