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March 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens all around us! Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Cool Conifers

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conifers, special cone-bearing trees with needle and scale-like leaves, can be found throughout the arboretum. Kids and their families will have fun locating these trees and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from…

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February 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Bird is the Word

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

While some birds migrate, some call Kentucky home year-round. Kids and their families will have fun identifying these feathered residents and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from 9:00 – 5:00 P.M. HIKE…

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January 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Naked Trees

January 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Without leaves, tree branches, bark, and buds are exposed and ready for observation! Kids and their families will have fun comparing tree structures and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from 9:00…

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December 20132013
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Hot Chocolate Hike

December 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the first day of winter with a warm cup of hot chocolate! Earn a free cup by completing the On Your Own Challenge and then turning in your worksheet at Isaac’s Café. During the afternoon, have fun exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the guided  Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by a…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Gifts of the Standing People

December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trees have long provided people with physical and spiritual gifts. Kids and their families will have fun using tree treasures to make holiday ornaments through the On Your Own Challenge. During the afternoon, have fun exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the guided Hike of the Day.  Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by…

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November 2013
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Autumn Plant Bingo

November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover fall beauties across the Bernheim landscape as you work to score bingo on today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun searching for autumn plants and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by a…

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October 2013
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: ColorFest Celebration

October 19, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of today’s ECO Kids experience, we encourage kids and their families to participate in as many ColorFest activities as possible. Don’t leave Bernheim without navigating the hay maze, meeting a naturalist, and exploring our nature play area!

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Looking at Leaves

October 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Leaves are helpful characteristics when identifying trees, thanks to unique features like form, arrangement, and shape. Kids and their families will have fun identifying trees by leaves, and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by a Bernheim guide, starts…

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September 2013
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

BugFest and Fall Plant Sale

September 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual Fall Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™ and other plants chosen specifically for exceptional foliar interest (see list). Trees, shrubs and perennials perfect for year-round interest in the home landscape will be available; proceeds benefit Bernheim.  Bernheim members shop early: 8:00 a.m. Bernheim invites you and the kids to an INSECT SAFARI in Bernheim’s big backyard! Dance the Buggy Boogie, taste the tempting Cricket Crunch, count the Pickled Ticks plus a whole host of other horrible delights. Complete schedule of…

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