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May 2015
FREE Event; $5 per car environmental fee at gate for Non-Members; Members fee waived

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Plant Bingo

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Move like a busy bee from plant to plant to score bingo on today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun searching for spring plants,  exploring hands-on 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…

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$10 per child for Bernheim Members; $15 per child for Non-Members.

Pollywog Play Parties: Over and Under the Rainbow

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Water and sunlight are the two ingredients in a rainbow recipe – a colorful creation, indeed! Pollywogs will explore color properties by finding colors in nature, sorting and mixing colors, making rainbow art, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage children 5 and under to learn about nature. Each Pollywog Play Party includes: • Song and story circle • Outdoor adventure, with a short walk • A variety of indoor exploration stations:…

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$5 per session Bernheim Members; $7 per session Non-Members

Spring into Family Yoga

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Welcome spring with this fun and energizing yoga series! Under the guidance of Heather Molina, owner of Owltree Yoga Center, participants will play, move, and pretend with yoga for the whole family . . . baby-wearing parents, preschoolers and grandparents included. No experience necessary. Yoga poses will be practiced outdoors, weather permitting. Participants should bring a yoga mat or picnic blanket for each person. Participants can register for one, two, or three sessions, but must register by 4 p.m. the…

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Bernheim Members $5; Non-Members $10

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll will focus on wildflowers adaptations, ecology, folklore, and history. Spring wildflowers don’t last long, so make sure to see them while you can!

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FREE event. $5 per car environmental impact fee at gate. Fee waived for Members.

Writer in Residence Reading: Jennifer Percy

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Bernheim’s Writer in Residence, Jennifer Percy, for a reading of her work in the Visitor Center. An informal reception will follow the reading. Jennifer Percy is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and the New York Times Notable Book of 2014. Percy graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in English and Environmental Studies and two MFA’s from the University of Iowa in fiction and nonfiction.…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Bernheim at Night: Full “Flower” Moon Hike

May 3 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Bernheim’s Full “Flower” Moon Hike provides ample opportunities to marvel at the moon, be awed by the night sky and sounds of the night. In the light of this full moon it is said that flowers grow at night and dance in the moon’s honor. Exploring Bernheim at night provides opportunities to observe and celebrate such seasonal and nocturnal changes. Register early to ensure your space in Bernheim at Night Programs. Dress for the weather. No pets allowed. Registration and payment due by…

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Bernheim Members $15; Non-Members $20

Bernheim Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Butterflies

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Butterflies need our help! Learn how the plants you select for your garden or landscape can provide food for butterflies (like monarchs and swallowtails) and their caterpillars. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in the company of other adults who love learning about nature. Hosted by Corinne Mastey, Volunteer Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide, each program includes group introductions, a short themed hike, and a fabulous lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. Fee includes…

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National Public Gardens Day

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate public gardens, their beauty, tranquility, and important role in promoting environmental stewardship by visiting Bernheim. There will be special drawings,tours, hikes and children’s activities throughout the day at the Visitor Center. The first 200 visitors will receive a free pass for a future weekend visit to Bernheim (available at the Visitor Center). Spread the word.  FREE EVENT, Donations Welcome National Public Gardens Day is a national day of awareness in which communities nationwide are invited to visit and learn…

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Writer in Residence: Jennifer Percy Reading

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bard’s Town,
1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY United States
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Join Bernheim’s Writer in Residence, Jennifer Percy, for a second reading of her work at The Bard’s Town in Louisville as a part of the InKY Reading Series. This series is sponsored by Louisville Literary Arts, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Sarabande Books. Jennifer Percy is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and the New York Times Notable Book of 2014. Percy graduated from Middlebury College with…

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FREE event. Open to public. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Free Play Day: Portland

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shippingport Community Gardens,
2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville, KY United States
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YOUR INVITED TO PLAY! The Children at Play Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Free Play Days throughout the upcoming year. Each Play Day will be held at a different location throughout the region. These are free events and open to the public.  A parent or guardian must attend with children.  This is not a drop-off program.  Bring a picnic lunch and stay the entire time. WHAT IS FREE PLAY? Free play is a type of play that…

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