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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
August
8/1/2016 9:00 AM - 8/5/2016 3:00 PM
Junior Naturalists - Summer Camp (ages 8-10)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Whether your child is interested in plants, bugs, or birds, this is the camp for kids who love nature! Campers spend the week honing their naturalist skills and developing an understanding of ecology by getting their hands dirty exploring the Garden’s woodlands and wetlands. Sweep net for insects, catch crayfish and test water quality at Morgan Creek, bird-watch, learn wild uses of plants, and keep a nature journal. Guest naturalists and field trips to off-site Garden preserves will enrich our nature study and fun! Session has 16 campers. Fee: $270 ($240 'Household' members)
8/8/2016 9:00 AM - 8/12/2016 12:00 PM
Art of Nature - Summer Camp (ages 8-12)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Learn how nature illustrators sketch and color wildflowers, birds, frogs, and more while exploring the Garden with artist and naturalist Bob Palmatier. Campers will create their own works of art using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, and learn the techniques of professional nature illustrators. Each child will have a notebook of sketches, paintings, and a piece of their nature art matted for framing by week's end! Session has 12 campers. Fee: $170 ($150 'Household' members), includes take-home art kit
8/27/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Hooray for Hummingbirds' - FOR KIDS!
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Zip! Zoom! Slurp! Celebrate the amazing little Ruby-Throated Hummingbird with stories, craft, play, and hands-on exploration in the summer blooming garden. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
September
9/28/2016 1:30 PM - 11/9/2016 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature - FOR KIDS!
Wednesdays, Sept 28 - Nov 9 (8 sessions); 1:30-3:30 pm For ages 4-5. Learning comes naturally during this fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for the natural world and science. Preschoolers will discover the marvels of changing colors, flying seeds and migrating animals through hands-on activities, outdoor explorations, stories, crafts and group play. Snack provided. NOTE: This is a drop-off program. Fee: $135 ($120 members)
October
10/16/2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discovering Magic in the Garden - FOR KIDS!
For ages 3+ with accompanying adult. The young and young-at-heart are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on nature activities, including carnivorous plants, leaf crowns, bird games and crafts, fairy and gnome home building, scavenger hunt, and more! Bring your imagination and love of nature… and come dressed in your favorite plant or animal costume. Fee, per child: $10; no fee for accompanying adult
10/29/2016 1:30 PM - 11/19/2016 4:30 PM
Nature Illustration for Kids: Birds! Birds! Birds! – FOR KIDS
Saturdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, and 19; 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (4 sessions) For ages 8-12. Kids will learn to identify, draw and paint some of our most common birds, from the tiny chickadee to the red-crested cardinal to the night-time hunter the Barred Owl, as well as the native plants our feathered friends depend on for food and shelter. Classes include time outside sketching. Each student will receive an art kit and finish the course with at least one matted painting to take home. Fee: $140 ($125 Members), includes student art kit
November
11/11/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Terrific Turkeys' - FOR KIDS!
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Gobble, gobble... it’s turkey time! Learn about the big, spectacular wild turkey with fun stories, craft, play, and hands-on walk through the fall forest. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair
11/12/2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Build-a-Birdhouse Workshop - FOR KIDS!
For ages 6-12 with accompanying adult. Birds make their nests and raise their babies in all kinds of places – high on a tree branch or hidden in a shrub, on the ground or in a hole in a dead tree. Join New Hope Audubon to learn step-by-step how to build a home tweet home for the Eastern Bluebird and how you can help protect this handsome, cavity-nesting songbird by putting up a birdhouse. Fee: $15 ($13.50 Members); no fee for accompanying adult (supplies included)
11/19/2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Edible Ornaments for the Birds – FOR KIDS!
For ages 5-12 with accompanying adult. It can be a challenge for songbirds to find food during the winter. This holiday season, decorate outdoor trees with edible ornaments and give the birds and other wildlife the gift of a delicious holiday feast! We’ll start with a reading of Night Tree by Eve Bunting and then create natural treats from pinecones to popcorn to hang in the Bird Garden and for you to take home. Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
December
12/10/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Owl Prowl - FOR FAMILIES!
For ages 6-12 with accompanying adult. Whooo’s there? In early winter, local owls are preparing to build nests and raise families. Learn what kinds of owls live here, their habits and nocturnal adaptations, enjoy the classic story Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, dissect owl pellets to discover what and how they eat, and go for a moonlit stroll to practice calling for owls! Fee: $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult
12/16/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Sprouts 'Owl Babies'
For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Owls are building nests and getting ready to raise babies. Join us for some favorite owl stories, learn owl calls, make a craft, and search for owl homes on a walk through the forest. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings. Fee: $10 ($8 members) per child/adult pair