Saturday, February 24, Community Center, 7:30pm, FREE event, but monetary donations are appreciated to help the citizens of Puerto Rico with hurricane relief. Rocoto Gourmet, a food truck serving Peruvian Cuisine will be offering food for purchase! DETAILS>>
This year we’re going to have a wild books collective. We’ll gather every final Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at the fireplace in the Nature Center (until it is warm enough to start having outdoor firepits and s’mores).
Readings are for both adults and another set for 3rd-6th grade (pre-teen readers). Then there will be a showcased picture book here in the Nature Center as well for our little friends who come and visit the animals during the day. The books for all ages follow a common theme. …If you would like a full listing of our books come grab a print-off at the Nature Center or drop me an email at Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com.
And I’ll see you the final Thursday of each month at 5:30 with some hot chocolate by the fireplace. This event is open to all members of the community and free of charge. Broadlands Naturalist – Erin Fairlight
$10 per tent, Sign up HERE>>
FAMILY CAMP OUT
August 18th – Sign up HERE>>
COMING TO THE CAMP OUT TONIGHT? Since we are expecting thunderstorms until 6 pm we recommend that you do not pitch your tent until the storms have passed. We’ll open the nature center for meeting the animals around 6:30 pm and light the fire pit around 7.
Every month now through October, we will have two Friday campouts per month. This will allow you to come and pitch a tent, enjoy S’mores and a fire pit, come inside and pet the animals and have bedtime stories. You can come to the Nature Center lawn and pitch your tent at 4:00pm, but we don’t light the fire until around 7:00pm. Kids have night games in the lawn and, when the weather is hot, we get out all of the water toys. If you want to come and enjoy the evening but don’t have the camping equipment we would love to have you. Costs are only $10.00 per family. These costs remain the same if you camp out or not as they cover the wood and marshmallows.
FLICKS IN THE STICKS
Final Movie of the Season: Rogue One – Saturday, August 19 – 8:30 pm
Bring a picnic dinner – or pick up something from one of the great local restaurants – and stake out your spot on the lawn. Coolers, lawn chairs*, and picnic blankets are welcome. Free popcorn and drinks are provided. This is a popular event, so come early for a good seat! Movies will begin shortly after sundown – as soon as it’s dark. The times listed are approximate. Reservations not required. In the event of inclement weather, check the website to see if this event is cancelled or rescheduled. Parents, you’ll find links to the Parental Guidance from IMDB below for your review. Click for More Details>>
Check out our Broadlands Logo Gear to use at our events.
One of the largest social movements in our region of the world is the Buy Fresh Buy Local revolution. Supporting neighboring farmers is something many of us want to do, and just aren’t sure how.
• Come and meet the people who grow the food, ask them about their practices, set up a time to visit them on their farms, and find the right farm for your family’s needs
• Bring the kids to meet the many farm animals. We will have cheeps (tiny chicks), goats, lambs, and maybe even a calf!
•The Nature Center will be a drop-off site for all of these farms.
If you choose to become a weekly shareholder in a CSA it will be
delivered to your door. . . to the Nature Center.
•$4 suggested donation all going to the
farmers who are coming out at a busy time in their planting
season to meet our community and share their wisdom.
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:
- For the February 20th Holiday: Presidents’ Day REGISTER HERE>>
- For the May 29th Holiday: Memorial Day REGISTER HERE>>
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.
*****CANCELLED DUE TO LOW PARTICIPATION****
Do Not Miss Out On This Unique Opportunity…Hurry and Sign Up Now!
$10 per participant, ****PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fast pace of the course, mature teens are welcome, but adults are our primary audience.
Colds and Flu Prevention and Cures: Make them yourself with our local plants $10 per participantEach participant will leave with locally grown and prepared on site Sambucus Negra (elderberry syrup) and two bath salt preparations for colds. 7 other preventative and healing herbal remedies will be demonstrated and healing soup recipes distributed. Learn how to prepare teas, tinctures, syrups, bath salts and homemade cough drops for yourself and family.