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March 2015
Bernheim Members $5; Non-Members $10

O.W.L.S.: Signs of Spring

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Although spring is nearly three weeks away, it’s not too early to get out and look for the tell-tale signs that the season is changing, that winter will soon be letting go of its grip. The buds of trees swell, some even open, and early wildflowers can be found blooming or sprouting just beneath the leaf litter. Join Corrine for an invigorating exploration of this season of subtle changes. The first Wednesday of each month, March through December, Bernheim offers…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Bernheim at Night: Full “Crow” Moon Hike

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Garden Pavillion,
Bernheim Entrance Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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Bernheim’s night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences.  In the winter, the stars seem brighter against the night canvas and our walks are enlivened by the crunch of leaves and frozen ground, which add contrast to quiet of the woods and fields. No pets please. Registration and payment due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. The Moon Hikes often fill up quickly, so don’t wait! Call (502) 955- 8512 for…

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 FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee per car at gate.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Cool Conifers

March 7 @ 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 exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. To connect children and their families…

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$10 per child for Bernheim Members and $15 per child for Non-Members.  Adults must accompany children; there is no fee for adults.

Pollywogs Play Parties: Our Friendly Trees

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trees provide air for people, homes for animals, and many other wonderful gifts! Pollywogs will discover the friendly nature of trees through bark rubbings, needle painting, wood building, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage children 5 and under to learn about nature. Every Pollywog Play Party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and a variety of art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for free play. Registration…

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Bernheim Members $20 per person for series; Non-Members $30 per person for series

Family Backyard Beekeeping Series

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Bernheim Volunteer Beekeepers for Family Backyard Beekeeping, a six-part series that will introduce participants to the basics of bees and beekeeping. During the second Sunday of each month from February to July, families will collectively build a hive, install a buzzing ball of honeybees, inspect the hive, and (hopefully!) harvest honey. Because the hive will be placed in the Edible Garden, families will be able to visit the honeybees they help raise. This series is held every second Sunday…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Winter Star Stories and Night Watch

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Garden Pavillion,
Bernheim Entrance Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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Don Spain and other volunteer naturalists will be assisted by members of the Louisville Astronomical Society. Don’t miss the indoor orientation at the beginning of each program, as your guide will help set the stage for the best sky watching experiences. Registration and payment due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. No pets please. The Night Hikes often fill up quickly, so don’t wait! Call (502) 955- 8512 for last minute changes due to weather.…

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NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Training

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day, recurring 4 times

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) If you work (or would like to work) at nature centers, zoos, museums etc. helping visitors connect with our natural or cultural heritage this 32 – hour course is for you! The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers a professional certification program to recognize individuals who exhibit knowledge and skills necessary to assure quality interpretive services to all audiences. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is one level in that program. The goal of the CIG…

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NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Training

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day, recurring 4 times

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) If you work (or would like to work) at nature centers, zoos, museums etc. helping visitors connect with our natural or cultural heritage this 32 – hour course is for you! The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers a professional certification program to recognize individuals who exhibit knowledge and skills necessary to assure quality interpretive services to all audiences. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is one level in that program. The goal of the CIG…

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FREE Event; $5 per car environmental fee for Non-Members.

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens around us! Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, and exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. To connect children and their families with…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Water-wise Vegetable Gardening

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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