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Volunteer at Bernheim

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?  Is community service one of your goals for 2014?  We’ve got the place for you.  Whether you’re a member or non-member, consider becoming a Bernheim volunteer.  We couldn’t do it without them.  Bernheim volunteers are critical to our success.  And there are tons of ways you can help.  If […]

Fossil Fun and a Rock Swap

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Feeling a little cooped up?  Too many snow days indoors?  Then put on your coat, hat, and gloves and head outdoors to connect with nature at Bernheim this weekend. It’s the third Saturday of the month and that means it’s ECO Kids Discovery Day.  This Saturday is all about Fossil Fun.  Investigate fossils and unlock […]

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Bernheim

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When your holiday tree has given you the best of its seasonal cheer, extend its life by sharing it with Bernheim. We will turn it into mulch that will be used in the arboretum. The collection point is at the turnaround on the left at the front gate.

Arts Update

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2013 has been an exciting year for our Arts in Nature program.  We welcomed Matt Weir and watched him create our newest sculpture, Earth Measure.  We held our first light sculpture competition titled CONNECTglow.  We welcomed nationally known installation artist, Craig Colorusso, who presented his solar powered sound sculpture, Sun Boxes. We saw the return […]

Last Weekend to Shop for the Holidays

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While Mother Nature and the unsafe road conditions forced us cancel our annual Holiday Open House earlier this month, there is still time to shop at the Bernheim Visitor Center gift shop for lots of great nature related toys, books, home décor and apparel for adults and children.  You can also find handmade jewelry and […]

Winter’s Decoration: The American Holly

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The American holly (Ilex opaca) is among the most recognizable plants in holiday decoration and imagery. Lore surrounding the species has played an important part in its popularity for centuries: promoting wealth, tranquility, and foresight.  Civilizations throughout history have used floral arrangements to convey their messages and commonly contained sprigs of colorful holly.  This tradition […]

Give the Gift of Membership

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If you’re looking for a unique gift for the holidays, why not give the gift of Bernheim membership?  Family memberships are just $50 and an individual membership is $35.  Where else can $50 give a family unlimited access to 40 miles of hiking trails, discounted nature programs, public art and a place where you can […]

Holiday Open House and More this Saturday (Dec 7)

This weekend is overflowing with wonderful programs and great chances to shop for the holidays.  Join us for Bernheim’s Holiday Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.  The Open House is a great way to buy local for the holidays.  It will feature local artists, local foods, nature related toys, books, […]