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January 2016

Eco Kids Discovery Days: Fossil Fun

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Observe fossils and unlock the secrets of ancient life at Bernheim. Kids and their families will have fun investigating fossils and then 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…

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Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dale Farris 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. FREE Event  *$5 per car environmental impact fee still applies to Non-Members at entrance.

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Composting

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 materials, composting systems and general maintenance practices for your compost system. Registration and payment due by 4…

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Growing Plants from Seed

January 16 @ 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. Registration and…

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Bernheim Backroads

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

Winter is arguably the best time to explore Bernheim’s backcountry, and Bernheim Backroads provides a perfect way to experience a guided tour of Bernheim’s hidden spots. Although this is a driving tour, this 5 hour program deep into Bernheim’s research forest includes frequent stops for investigating nature. Bernheim Backroads programs are lead by a team of trained naturalists that delight in sharing nature in an engaging way. Bring a sack lunch and a beverage. You’ll enjoy the special lunch stop that our…

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Bernheim: The Natural Muse Exhibit Opening Reception

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Center for Art & History,
201 E. Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150 United States
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Painting by Don Pollack Join us to celebrate the opening of the Bernheim: The Natural Muse. The exhibit, which will be on display at the Carnegie Center for Art & History through April 9, highlights the works of Bernheim's Artists in Residence. Join us for an opening night view of the exhibit with light refreshments and the music of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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RESCHEDULED: Volunteer Orientation

January 30 @ 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. Reservations are preferred, but not required. FREE EVENT Interested in Bernheim's award winning Volunteer Naturalist program? To begin, you must attend the orientation, held only once per…

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RESCHEDULED: Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

January 30 @ 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 to learn more about this award-winning program. FREE EVENT

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February 2016

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Bird is the Word

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 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 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…

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First Sunday Nature Hike

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Rogers during the first Sunday of each month for an engaging 45-60 minute nature walk. Registration is not required; just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. All ages welcome. FREE* *$5 environmental impact fee still applies to Non-Members at entrance.

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