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January 2015
FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee at gate.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Naked Trees

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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 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 nature,…

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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.

Pollywog Play Parties: A Flurry of Fun

January 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A dose of snowflakes and snowballs will cure any case of cabin fever! Pollywogs will explore winter wonders by playing in Insta-Snow, experimenting with ice, making snowflakes, 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 required…

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Bernheim Members $10, Non-members $15

Winter Foray: Raptors of Bernheim

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bernheim Forest attracts a diverse array of winter migrants, perhaps none as inspiring as the raptors. This guided tour leads to an observation spot used to view eagles and other raptors that make Bernheim their home during the cold months of winter. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Update (1/9): Program has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather.

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Winter Star Stories & Sky Watch Night

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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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FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee at gate.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Fossil Fun

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Observe fossils and unlock the secrets of ancient life at Bernheim! Kids and their families will have fun investigating fossils, 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 nature, each ECO Kids…

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FREE with admission to Bernheim, Non-Member $5 environmental impact fee per car

Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Interact with rock enthusiasts and artisans from the region as they demonstrate the process of flint knapping. This lost art was practiced by people in ancient times to make tools and weapons. Modern replicas and pre-historic artifacts will be on display for sale or trade, as well as other primitive arts and crafts.

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15

Smart Gardens And Landscapes: Growing Plants from Seed

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of the most enjoyable activities in all of gardening is growing a plant from seed. Winter is the time to start planning for the coming spring, and January is a good month to place orders for seeds from catalogs. Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn about plant seed selection, seed treatments, potting mixes, containers, light and temperature requirements, and seeding methods. We will supply the materials, and you will take home seeds you have sown.

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Volunteer Orientation

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. While working throughout the forest or arboretum, you can participate in a variety of activities, while having fun in the great outdoors. Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation.

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15

Smart Gardens And Landscapes: Composting

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CHANGE OF DATE (Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Growing Plants from Seed will remain on January 17, 2015) Composting is the natural process by which plant material decomposes. Providing your garden soil with a supply of compost adds organic matter and encourages the growth of beneficial microbial life in the soil which is beneficial to your plants. In this workshop we will give a “quick and dirty” overview of the science of composting and then cover composting benefits and tips, compost…

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Volunteer Naturalists Orientation

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you love learning about the natural world and passionate about connecting people with nature, this training is for you. Contact Wren Smith via email or call 502.955.8512 to learn more about this award-winning program.

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