Jan 03

HURRY AND REGISTER NOW!! Monday Holidays – Nature Center Adventures for K-5th Graders

nature-adventures-mondayMONDAY HOLIDAYS ARE FOR NATURE CENTER ADVENTURES!

Attention Kindergartners through 5th Graders, come to the Broadlands Nature Center  on the following Monday holidays and spend the day with the Naturalist!

 

 

All program times are from  7:45am – 2:45pm, Please click on REGISTER HERE for details, to register and pay:

As a new service to the community, we are offering full-day Nature Center Adventures on Monday holidays. We know everyone doesn’t get the day off; and if the kids have a holiday from school it should be fun and memorable. The programs will be held outdoors as much as possible, dress accordingly. Grades 3rd-5th have the opportunity of doing animal care training and becoming part of our Youth Naturalist program. All participants will take part in animal care, nature learning, scavenger hunts; learning through creating, and games. Hours for this program are the same as the school, 7:45am – 2:45pm, with options to lengthen if needed. Price per day is $50.00 with a reduction of $40.00 per child if multiple children are enrolled. These programs include all of the materials, but none of the food (please send a packed lunch with your child). The ratio of instructor to participants will never be greater than 1:12, 24 students maximum. Youth Naturalist interns will be present to support animal care training and interactions as well as to facilitate team games.

IF WE DO NOT GET A MINIMUM OF 8 PARTICIPANTS, THE PROGRAM WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE.

 

Aug 30

Night At The Nature Center Family Campout – September 2, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Come to the Nature Center and pitch your tent. Tent set-up begins as early as 4:00pm, or come whenever you can. Meet and greet the animals of the Nature Center at 7:00pm and gather round our fire pits for S’mores. Bring your own dinner– one that does not need to be cooked on our fire pit as we will have the embers occupied with marshmallow roasting.CAMPOUT.NATURALISTPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: $10 per tent includes S’mores treats and access to the facilities. Please select the Buy Now button to pre-register and pay for this event.

Apr 12

Truck and Pony Show at Southern Walk Pool Parking Lot! April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

truck pny show. blastSaturday, April 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Climb aboard and discover what it’s like to be a big rig operator.  We’ll have a fire engine, ambulances, sheriff department vehicles, a paddy wagon, a trash truck, a snow plow and landscaping equipment.  For those that are crafty, we will be making stick horses at $7.00 each. Snacks  will be available for purchase, cash only please. $3 suggested donations welcomed for Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center.
IMPORTANT: Please park at the Nature Center and take the tunnel to cross under Claiborne to the Southern Walk Pool. No parking will be available at the Southern Walk Pool.

 

Feb 16

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Traditional Archery Weekend @ Nature Center, Feb 20–Feb 21 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bushcraft school headerHURRY & SIGN UP WHILE SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Building a functional self-bow from carefully selected trees is arguably one the most exciting primitive skills to learn and practice. Participants will start with a “stave” of Carpus Caroliniana or American Hornbeam and slowly remove to ultimately turn it into a functional shooting bow. You will learn about the growth rings or early and late wood and their significance to making different types of traditional long and short bows. Each student will learn to use a shaving horse and different bowyer’s tools such as hatchets, draw knives, rasps, and cabinet scrapers. During the class we’ll discuss different woods that make good bows, different types of bows used by Native Americans and Europeans, bow making tools Bushcraft Archery – jason with arrow picand even how to make your own shaving Bushcraft Archery - jason with arrow pichorse from inexpensive materials found at any hardware store. Each student will complete and take home their own bow by the end of Saturday. Sunday will include creating the cordage for and stringing the bow and then fletching arrows.Only 8 spots are available for this class as seasoned staves for the bows are limited and costly as well as the traditional tools needed to craft them. This program is geared towards adults over the age of 18, however, kids 8-18 can attend under the direct supervision of a registered adult also attending.
Class runs 9:00 a.m. – 400 p.m. each day with breakfast provided. Please bring a bag lunch.
  • $180 per adult for Saturday and Sunday
  • $100 per adult for Saturday only – this session was added for folks who could not attend both days. IMPORTANT FOR SATURDAY ONLY ATTENDEES: Please note that you will complete your bow on Saturday, however, cordage and arrow production will occur on Sunday. You will be given cordage at the end of class on Saturday, but will have to learn the process to string a bow on your own.
To register and pay, please click HERE>> and select the Buy Now button at the bottom of the page. Questions? Contact Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com. 
Jan 12

SPOTS STILL OPEN. Primitive Arts/Survival Skills, Saturday, January 16 at the Nature Center

Bushcraft in January finalFlyer version: Bushcraft in January – PDF

This Saturday, January 16, 2016

Full Day Pass $50/person or Per Track Price $30/person

Spaces are limited to 12 participants.

Jason and Sera Drevenak, homesteaders and special forces trainers for wilderness survival, are coming to Broadlands Nature Center in January, February, and March.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from two experts in the field. They typically only share their wisdom at large earthskills gatherings or at their own location as there is so many traditional tools that they must bring. But in a unique merger with Broadlands they have consented to come to our community to teach ancient crafts in re-wilding. January 16th they will teach natural cordage and basketry, soap making (by creating your own lye) with bear fat and goat milk, and buckskin working along with knife care and spoon making. (only 12 slots available)

Classes are meant for mature older children and adults since real tools will be used to make certain products. These are NOT demonstration classes. You will learn 100% of the process and make with your own two hands. Parent and child may come together with only one entrance fee, but will leave with only one single bundle of product that they work on together.

Full Day Pass (combine classes as you like) – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm – $50
Track 1 – Basketry & Cordage – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm – $30
Track 2 – Saponification – Make your own soap of bear fat, fresh goat milk, etc.) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – $30
Track 3 – Buckskin Bags & Carving Wooden Spoons – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – $30

PRE-REGISTER. Please note the times of Track 1 and 2 as they overlap. In order to reserve your spot, scroll down to the bottom of the page at the following link and click on “Class Option” and then select “Add to Cart” HERE>>>

Please contact Erin at naturalist@broadlandshoa.com with questions.

Dec 08

The Elven Garden Program, Saturday, December 12

Creating a Secret Garden…Saturday, December 12 from 10am – Noon at the Nature Center

We will gather to create pine cone elves and build fairy houses out of natural materials. You can take home your creations and stay to fill the Nature Center with a secret Winter garden—glowing all season long. Wassail Cider for all and the fireplace will be roasting our toes if not chestnuts…

PRE-REGISTRATION: $7 per participant, TO PAY, click the Buy Now button and follow the instructions. You do not need a Paypal account to use your credit card.

Oct 06

INDIAN FEST 2015, this Saturday, October 10, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Nature Center Lawn

Indian Fest Flyer-sept 2015EXPERIENCE INDIA FOR THE 1ST TIME IN BROADLANDS!  All Broadlands Residents and Guests are invited to join in on the fun at the Broadlands Nature Center lawn for Indian Fest 2015!  Activities include: DJ Indian Music, Kids Indian Fashion Show, Kids & Adults Singing, Mehendi, Indian Chaat Bar By Charminar Indian Restaurant & Much More. If you are interested in participating in the Stage Shows or Volunteering for this event please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4DA5A923A6FC1-indian.  Email events@broadlandshoa.com for more information.

PARKING: Please park at Southern Walk Pool Lots and use tunnel to cross.  No Parking Map

Indian Fest Flyer – PDF

Thank you to our local sponsor: Commonwealth Vault & Safe Deposit Company

 

Jun 27

POSTPONED: Flicks in the Sticks – Now Fri, July 3

Flicks_Movie_1POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Now FRIDAY, July 3 at 8:45pm

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the most hilarious covert birds: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world. PG, 92 mins. [Parental Guidance]

May 06

UNDER THE SEA! SATURDAY, MAY 9TH

May 2nd Saturday Program - Under the Sea“Under the Sea” brings a virtual visit to the beach with LIVE SEA ANIMALS! Get up close with a ghost crab, mole crab, horseshoe crab, clam and more! Learn about waves, sand, tides, and the sun. Kiersten Gibizov, a naturalist with Under the Sea, has been offering one of the best programs on aquatic life with a wide variety of live sea animals!

Saturday Program – Under the Sea Flyer

Program Time: Nature Center 10:30am-12:00pm, Doors open at 10:15am

Cost: On-day of event: $5.00/child