Jungle Room – Herbariums & Pressed Flower Art

October 9, 2022

We’re so excited about our upcoming workshop at Jungle Room!

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Calling all young lady budding botanists, naturalists, and science lovers to the Jungle Room for a workshop with Big Dreams Bloom! Join us on October 22nd from 1-3 pm for a class empowering girls to DREAM BIG!

About the class 

During this workshop, the girls will enjoy creating beautiful pressed flower crafts, including making their own personalized wooden herbarium. Herbariums are perfect for budding botanists and nature lovers to preserve blooms, leaves, and special nature finds!

Emily Dickinson is most well known for her poetry today, but in her lifetime, she was actually better known for her gardening skills and her work as a botanical collector. She compiled an extensive herbarium with over 400 dried flower specimens as an expert plant identifier. Her original Herbarium now lives at Harvard’s Houghton Rare Book Library. Emily Blomquist of Big Dreams Bloom will read the children’s books, In Emily’s Garden and Emily Dickinson and her Poetic Beginnings. The girls will learn how her study of botany and time spent in nature inspired her poetry. This story will certainly inspire the girls to be curious collectors of flowers and plants!

During this workshop, the girls will enjoy creating pressed flower projects!


It’s sure to be a beautiful afternoon in the Jungle Room while learning awesome things about women in science!

During each workshop, Emily of Big Dreams Bloom will share a story and lead the girls in science, art, and STEM activities! They will love participating in the hands-on learning extensions throughout the entire workshop while in the Jungle Room!

This workshop series is geared toward girls in Elementary School (or age 5 to 12)