Students from Avondale Elementary visited to explore The Gardens through the senses! They were on a mission to explore colors, shapes and textures as they discovered various flowers, leaves and bark. They listened for sounds while at the same time discovering plants as habitats from Alabama Woodlands to ponds in the Japanese Gardens. They learned that they already have a tool for exploring science: their senses. They also experimented with using a magnifyer to see leaves and other plant material closely. Most of all, they were enthuiastic, so excited to explore nature and science at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!