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June 2015
Bernheim Members $20 per person for series; Non-Members $30 per person for series

Family Backyard Beekeeping Series

June 14 @ 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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FREE Event; $5 per car environmental fee at gate for Non-Members; Members free waived

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Summer Sustainability

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

Learn Visitor Center secrets for keeping cool on sunny summer days through today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun discovering sustainable features, 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 children and…

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Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $30 .

Exploring the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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

Did you know that adopting a plant-based diet can halt and even reverse heart disease and does more to reduce emissions than driving a hybrid car? Join Kathy Hart, Volunteer Naturalist and Certified Food for Life Cooking Instructor, to learn why adopting a plant-based diet is easy, good for you and the sustainability of our planet. Cooking demonstration with plenty of samples to share! Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program,…

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$20 Bernheim Members; $30 Non-Members

Summer Solstice at Earth Measure CANCELLED

June 20 @ 8:50 pm - June 21 @ 6:50 am

Because of the weather forecast this Saturday night’s Summer Solstice Welcome at Earth Measure has been cancelled. Thank you for the great response to this program. We will try again on Saturday, September 19 in anticipation of the fall equinox. Witness the last sunset of spring and welcome the first sunrise of summer through a unique overnight program at Bernheim’s Earth Measure, located in the Big Prairie. As night rises, Volunteer Naturalists will share stories of the constellations and the Louisville Astronomy…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Creatures of the Night: Fireflies & Other Winged Wonders

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

New Bernheim at Night Series for Spring and Summer! Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. 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…

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Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $30

Wild Edibles of Summer

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to safely harvest and prepare delicious and nutritious meals from wild plants. Wren Smith has been sharing her love of foraging and wild recipes for over 25 years. Register early to ensure your spot. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program, call (502) 955- 8512 today.

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July 2015
Bernheim Members $15; Non-Members $20

Lunch & Learn: Rock Run Ramble

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

In the heat of summer take a ramble on the cool side to enjoy the lush forest along Rock Run. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet! Most of us need more opportunities to be restored by the natural world, either in solitude or by spending time with other nature enthusiasts. 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…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12

Full “Thunder” Moon Night Hike

July 1 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm

Discover an evening of mystery and magic on this full moon hike. This program weaves together stories about night ecology, moon lore, history and nature. Night hikes keep to open trails and roads so that traveling without flashlights is possible. No pets allowed. Register early to ensure your space in these popular programs. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program. Call (502) 955- 8512 for last minute updates and changes due to…

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

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Living on the Edge

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Follow today’s On Your Own Challenge along the water’s edge to discover an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Kids and their families will have fun roaming riparian habitats and then 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…

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$10 per child for Bernheim Members; $15 per child for Non-Members. No charge for accompanying adults.

Pollywog Play Party: Life in the Pond

July 4 @ 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, splashing in the water, pretend fishing, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language and outside play to encourage children (5 and under) and their families to learn about nature. Every Pollywog Play Party includes a song and story circle, nature-based explorations, and a variety of arts and crafts projects, science investigations, role playing…

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