Aug 15

Upcoming Events This Weekend!

FAMILY CAMP OUT

Next camp out in August: August 18th Sign up HERE>>
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>>

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Jul 28

The Beekeepers Buzzz! August 11 REGISTER NOW!!!

Come to the Nature from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and learn about bees! 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to care for the bees? Especially as we hear daily how importantthey are to our own food production and how their colonies are in collapse. We will have a basic bee learning session and continue our local colony of beekeepers: that’s you! We will construct beehives to be used in nature preserves in our surrounding area. No experience is required. All materials are included. We just need a few willing to learn the art of beekeeping.Cost is $7.00 REGISTER HERE>>

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.