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Upcoming Event
2/13/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Love is for the Birds - FAMILY WORKSHOP
It’s National Bird Feeding Month! From yellow-bellied sapsuckers to Carolina chickadees, learn to identify common winter birds by sight and sound. We’ll visit the bird-feeding station for up-close encounters and make recycled feeders to take home for our feathered friends. Find out how you can participate as a citizen scientist in Project FeederWatch. NOTE: Adult chaperone required. Nuts/seeds will be present. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult
2/20/2016 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
'Tee-PEAS!' Family Gardening Workshop
It’s time to plant peas ‘round the teepee! Now is the time to get seeds in the ground for a sweet spring time harvest. Discover this delicious climbing vine, help plant peas in the garden and to take home, and learn how to build a teepee for your pea plant to grow on! NOTE: Adult chaperone required. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult
2/27/2016 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Little Sprouts 'Salamander, Wake Up!' - FOR KIDS!
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
For ages 3-5 with adult. Share a morning of nature discovery with your little one! Explore the plants, animals, and seasonal changes in the Garden with hands-on activities, crafts, and stories. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
3/5/2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Vernal Pool Wonders - FAMILY WORKSHOP
Chorus frogs, dragonfly larvae, and spotted salamanders … oh my! Nature is waking up in the garden’s vernal pools. These spring nurseries are swimming with life in early spring. Peek into the ponds with dip nets, meet live critters, and learn about the wonders and mysteries of life in a vernal pool. Note: Adult chaperone required. Dress for the outdoors. Fee: $10 ($8 members); no fee for accompanying adult