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Pop-Up Adventure Play Day


Shake off  cabin fever and join us for an afternoon of free play! We’ll explore the landscape and create vibrant play places with ordinary materials. Children will enjoy hours of play while parents and caregivers can join in or sit back and relax. This fun event will be at the playground adjacent to Southwick Community Center at 34th […]

Natural Beekeeping with John Seaborne

Beginner and advanced beekeepers are invited to join John Seaborn, of Wolf Creek Apiaries, to explore the advantages of natural beekeeping. During this three hour workshop, participants will learn of Seaborn’s hands-on experience in successfully managing hives without chemicals, therefore working with nature and not against it in the keeping of honey bees. Space is […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Surprise your sweetheart with a unique Valentine’s Day gift – a romantic candlelight dinner for two in the forest among the stars. Bernheim’s beautiful glass Visitor Center is the perfect gateway into the enchantment of the woods at night. Your dinner includes cuisine impeccably presented by Jarfi’s Bistro along with appetizers, music and dancing. A […]

Winter Tree Identification

Even without leaves it’s possible to identify many of our native trees. Learn basic tips for winter tree identification in this indoor/ outdoor program. Please dress for the weather.

Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists Orientation

Bernheim’s award-winning Naturalist Program provides volunteers with an in depth learning and service experience.  The program creates a volunteer community through an inspired curriculum where volunteers will greatly increase their knowledge of the local environment.  That knowledge can then be used to lead various Bernheim educational programs and lead hands-on discovery stations at Bernheim events […]

Volunteer Orientation

Connect with People. Connect with Nature. Volunteer at Bernheim. Want to learn more about Bernheim’s volunteer program? Come to the Volunteer Orientation Training. This program will include a brief history of Bernheim and an explanation of the volunteer opportunities available at Bernheim – from gardening to trail work to customer service. Reservations are recommended, but […]

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Organic Gardening

Spring is an excellent time to fertilize in the landscape and prepare the soil for the upcoming season’s gardens. Join us in discovering organic alternatives to create a natural, healthier, pest free environment in your own green space. Learn how to apply organic fertilizers and pesticides and how to use natural mechanical control methods to […]

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Water-Wise Vegetable Gardening

Proper watering technique is an essential gardening skill to learn. It is important to know when to apply water and how much water to apply. In this workshop we will discuss 1) watering frequency and amount, 2) watering techniques and timing and 3) water conserving catchment systems (i.e., rain barrels) and practices.