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Revitalization of the Aquarium and Terrarium (Part 1)

A glimpse into the revitalization process of the terrarium

  If you visited Bernheim in the past, you might have experienced the excitement of the aquarium and terrarium located inside the Visitors Center. Before starting as an education intern, I visited Bernheim often and always looked forward to watching the fish swim around in the aquarium and the toad hop about in the terrarium. The […]

Fragrant Future: A Lunch with Cathleen Faubert

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Cathleen Faubert is a recent addition to the Artist in Residence program, and has been featured both on Bernheim’s website and in the Summer 2015 edition of the forest echo. Bernheim Exeutive Director, Mark Wourms, PhD, Martha Slaughter, Visual Arts Coordinator, Claude Stephens, Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design, and intern, Ann Hageman recently stopped by […]

Lunch with history: Wisdom of Thomas Block

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  On July 1, 2015, some of Bernheim’s interns with Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager and Isaac Bernheim’s great-grandson (and Bernheim Trustee), Tom Block. Amanda Ross, education intern, Kyle Kramer, Jacob Zink, Grayson Huck, and Parker Watson, all natural areas interns, gathered at Isaac’s Cafe to embark on a unique adventure. Though any hike with strangers becomes […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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Tuliptree – Liriodendron tulipifera (L.) Proud but not Poplar The tuliptree usually grows straight and tall and some might say, proud. It has many common names including tulip poplar and yellow poplar. The tree however is not a poplar but a member of the Magnolia family. The tuliptree is the largest deciduous tree in Kentucky, […]

Bernheim Hosts SONICBernheim Event

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This month Bernheim debuts its newest lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music and nature. The first of three SONICBernheim events takes place on Friday, July 31. The inaugural speaker is composer and educator Allen Anderson from the University of the North Carolina. Following Anderson’s short lecture on the relationship between natural […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Cathleen Faubert

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Bernheim is excited to welcome our second Artist in Residence of the summer! Cathleen Faubert has been living and working at Bernheim since June 15 and will be here throughout the month of July. Over the past two years, Cathleen has developed a unique method of working with scent as a creative medium. Using a […]

Artist in Residence Jaime Bull Leads KMAC Workshop

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As a current artist in residence, Jaime Bull has busy exploring and sourcing materials from in and around Bernheim. She recently found some door screen material and began experimenting with making masks and costuming. The wire screen masks’ origins are rooted in rural southwest Louisiana and are traditionally made for Courir de Mardi Gras celebrations to conceal identities during a night […]

Volunteer Profile: Bill Napper

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The summer issue of the forest echo, Bernheim’s quarterly newsletter, featured a profile of Volunteer Naturalist, Bill Napper. Because we have limited space in print, we had to edit Bill’s commentary about being a volunteer. His writing beautifully expressed what it means to be a Volunteer Naturalist, so we hated for it never to be published. […]