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August 2016

Lunch & Learn: the Mysteries of Magruder

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bernheim has a lot of hidden history, some of which will be uncovered during a short stroll that will include two historic graveyards. Bernheim’s Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others, and who love exploring and celebrating the natural world. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist, Corinne Mastey, each program includes group introductions, a short themed hike, and a fabulous lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. Bernheim Members $15; Non- Members $20 Fee includes guided program,…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Sky Observations

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how clouds can help us make weather predictions by using the On Your Own Challenge sheet to observe and read the sky. 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 - 4 P.M. • Hike…

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Pollywog Play Parties: Life in the Pond

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For pollywogs, there is no place like home in the pond! Early learners will investigate aquatic living by meeting real pollywogs and their pond friends, making frog life cycles, pretend fishing, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties offer a unique learning experience for children under the age of 5 to connect with nature. Each play party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and various art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for play. Bernheim Members $10 per…

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First Sunday Nature Hike: Sharing the Bounty

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist, Joe Rogers, for an engaging nature hike. Registration is not required; just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. Hikes last approximately one hour. FREE, all ages welcome. No pets allowed. $5 per car weekend environmental for for Non-Members still applies.

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Walk with the Doc

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 12, 2016

Bernheim, KentuckyOne Health, and the Bullitt County Health Department offer a new series that gives everyone an opportunity to exercise while having their health questions addressed. Walk with a Doc is a friendly walking group that provides a fun, informal way to connect with a heath care provider. The series is part of a nationwide program that empowers people to improve their health through physical activity while exercising with health care providers. Walkers have the opportunity to learn about important…

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Planet Watch

August 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Our Planet Watch program was strategically timed to take advantage of the optimally positioned planets and moons. Come experience the wonder as they all come together to stage quite a performance for you. The program is a joint effort between Bernheim and the Louisville Astronomical Society, which will be setting up powerful telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. Call…

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Full “Grain” Moon Hike

August 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Full Moon Hikes provide ample opportunities to celebrate both the heavens and the earth. Join us as we take time to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore the mysteries of creatures and features beneath our feet on our portion of planet Earth. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to start of the program Call (502) 955-8512. Space is limited. No pets allowed.

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Crypto Animal Safari

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crypto means “hidden” – a good way to describe many animals in nature. See how many you can find by using the On Your Own Challenge datasheet. 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 -…

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Garden Harvest Feast

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The slow food movement and the desire to know where our food is coming from has revived interest in growing and harvesting vegetables and fruits from our own gardens. Join local Brown-Forman Executive Chef Mark Williams, and Bernheim horticulturist Casey Hammett, in an unforgettably entertaining morning as they demonstrate how to create delectable dishes from the garden harvest! Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 $5 per car weekend environmental fee for Non-Members still applies.

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Creatures of the Night: Crickets and Katydids

August 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Summer nights in Kentucky can be richly rewarding, full of surprise calls from night creatures, and mystery waiting to be revealed. Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities for you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper, with assistance from fellow Volunteer Naturalists, each program will include a small amount of…

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