Mar 24

Meet Your Farmer Day, Saturday, March 25th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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.

Jan 13

Potion’s Class 301…Hurry and Sign Up Now!

Potion’s Class 301, Saturday February 11th 10:30am-12:00pm 8+ are welcomed, but adults are recommended to attend.
Held at the Nature Center, SIGN UP NOW!
Potions that shall be concocted include: Love Potion #9, Fly to the Sky Tincture, Rescue Salve for dry skin cuts and burns, Bubble Bath Brilliance minus Bubbles (in 30 flavors for you to choose from), anti-Valentine’s Day Tea and Butterbeer for all (as Snape, Harry Potter, and Hermione are our primary influences). $12 per participant, all take home their own concoctions & recipes  These are legit healing recipes based on the teachings and publications of Rosemary Gladstar–all ingredients are organic, 100% pure, and have a heritage of hundreds of years in the pharmacopeia of North American traditional healing. Recognize that we will actually be making all of these potions. Hot pots, tiny glass vials, and other devices of lovely witchcraftery will be present–you know your kids’ limits–don’t send muggles who will leave the Nature Center looking like it went through the Battle of Hogwarts.*****YOU MUST PREPAY FOR THIS EVENT BY FEBRUARY 6, 2017*****
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.

 

Nov 23

****CANCELLED**** EAT AND SOAK MEDICINE

*****CANCELLED DUE TO LOW PARTICIPATION****

Do Not Miss Out On This Unique Opportunity…Hurry and Sign Up Now! 

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Nature Center,eatandsoak-blast

$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.

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.

Jul 19

Firefly 5K Family Fun Night Meander – Saturday, July 23


fireflyFire pits will be ignited at 7:30pm and the Firefly 5K Meander will begin. Fireflies won’t be visible until around 8:45pm. $4.00 per participant Come walk our forest paths to see the last fireflies of the season. The start and finish of the walk is at the Nature Center where we will be roasting marshmallows by the fire pit all evening and into the night so you can enjoy them when the path adventure is complete. Pick up your glowing arm band at the Nature Center front desk early; OR pay online and retrieve a band on the night of the event by clicking: HERE>> 

This event is a walk not a run and will not be timed. marsh

 

Apr 22

Backyard Birding Class This Saturday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Nature Center

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Backyard Birding
This Saturday at the Nature Center 8am-9:30am
Just $3 per person
Join Sherri Barlett, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, and learn the basics of birding including identification of the many we have right here in our neighborhood.  Pre-registration is required before arriving to the classDetails>>>

Sherri will teach you the basics of birding and include identification
of the many we have right here. This will be a recurring class
beginning with basics and moving to advanced bird-keeping in
coming weeks. Ages 12+.  To learn more about Sherri’s store, Wild Birds Unlimited, please visit: http://ashburn.wbu.com/