****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.

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

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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.

Saturday Nature Program – Naturalteer – November 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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SATURDAY NATURE PROGRAM

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Become a Naturalteer and feed the birds (and iguanas/bunnies/turtles)

Come join our team of Youth Naturalists and learn how to do all of the animal care for our many critters. This could be your first step in becoming a member of our Animal Care Team, if you like.  As a special treat for the month of thanks, we are offering this class for all ages and free of charge. Just bring canned goods, food listed at left, and lightly used coats/gloves/boots along. Please register by noon on Friday, November 13 by emailing Naturalist@broadlandshoa.com so we will have enough animal handlers for our crowd!

NIGHT AT THE NATURE CENTER CAMPOUTS @ Nature Center Lawn @ 6:30 PM

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AGES: ALL

TIME: Choose the spot to set-up your tent beginning at 4:00pm. Nature Center activities begin at 6:30.

COST:  $10 per tent. To reserve your spot, please send an email to naturalist@broadlandshoa.com.

It’s like Night at the Museum without Ben Stiller and with a bunny, snake, gecko, doves, aquatic frogs and toad. We provide the firepits and the adventures outside. You bring a tent and dinner (that will not be cooked on the fire pit—only s’mores are getting cooked there). We will go wetland tadpole searching, interact with all of the animals that call the nature center home, and have a star gazing party.

Let Them Eat…Flowers – July 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

July 2015- Saturday Prg FlyerDid you know that you can eat hundreds of flowers? We’re going to. Or, at least, we’re going to plant piles of different flowers that are entirely grabable for added salad romance. And yes, you can grab them. This is your Broadlands community food forest garden. Painting With a Twist, a local art studio, will be with us this Saturday to teach the short and tall how to paint flowers. Each person gets to take home their own canvas as we plant and sample edible flowers in our community gardens.

COST: $10 per person. Payment must be received by noon on Friday, July 17.

PAY ONLINE: Click the following link and scroll down to the Buy Now button for this event:  PAY NOW>>

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HURRY & SIGN UP!!! DEER AND BUNNY-LESS GARDENING, SATURDAY, JUNE 13

June 2015- Saturday Prg FlyerIn this adult program we will learn the technique of straw bale gardening while installing a garden on the edge of the Nature Center. We will also discuss deer prevention through the use of herbs, and companion plantings for fruits and vegetables. Bring the kids too. They can make seed bombs. We will scatter them throughout the Broadlands forests to plant millions of wildflowers.

Program Time:10:00am-12:00pm Doors open at 9:45am
Cost: Pre-paid price is $ 4.00/person (Payment must be received by noon on Friday,June 12, 2015.) Payment on day of event: $5.00/person

To sign up and pay: Please visit the following ‘Pay Here’ link click on the ‘Buy Now’ button: PAY HERE>>

2nd Saturday Program – Wetland Reptiles Alive! Sept 13, 10:00-10:45am

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Wetland Reptiles Alive

Dive into learning about wetland habitats during this fun live animal show! Marshes, swamps, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be explained with fun stories and living wetland creatures. Featured animals may include a snapping turtle, bull frog, water monitor lizard and other denizens of damp places. Afterwards, participants will have an opportunity to safely pet a live snake, ask questions, and touch natural artifacts such as a turtle shell and shed snake skin. As with July and August we will plan on feeding Sunny the Corn Snake after the show between 11 and 11:30.

To register click here 

Cost: $4/child *pre-paid –  $5/child day of the event

*Prepayment must be received by noon on the Friday before the event.

 

 

2nd Saturday Program – The Bug Man! August 9, 10:00-11:00 am

August 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“The Bug Man” will showcase incredible jaw dropping displays of world-wide insects, many of which are the largest species in the world!  This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects.  And you will get a chance to pet a live bug! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org.

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Under the Sea! Saturday Program, July 12, 10:00 AM- 11:00AM, Nature Center

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July 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“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. Join Andrew Wilson, a Marine Biologist who has been offering one of the best programs on aquatic life with a wide variety of live sea animals!Stick around after the program and watch Sunny the albino corn snake eat his lunch at 11:30am! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org to take advantage of the discount!

July 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway
$4.00/child prepaid ; $5.00/child on day of event