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Children at Play Conference Kicks Off Regional Initiative

Did you know that mud pies, straw forts, and climbing trees not only make kids healthier but also improve academic performance?  Self-directed nature-based free play is essential to fostering creativity, imagination and innovation, yet these days, kids spend too much time indoors in front of a screen instead of playing outside. Bernheim Forest … [Read more]

It’s Time! BugFest and the Fall Plant Sale

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Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through 4:00pm.  Click here for a full … [Read more]

Late Summer Skies

Prairie 9-13-13

At 4:44 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 22nd fall will be here.  You have a few days left to enjoy late summer at Bernheim. It doesn't get much more beautiful than this. … [Read more]

Earth Measure landscape in progress

EarthMeasure landscape install 9-13-13

Friday, September the 13th was a lucky day for us.  A staff work party resulted in a new prairie planting that will grow up around Matt Weirs' EarthMeasure sculpture that will open in October.  Here are several pictures of the team that got the job done under the direction of nursery manager Renee Hutchison. … [Read more]

Portland Plays – Playground Building Day

Portland Plays - group planning exercise

On Saturday, September 7th Bernheim helped the Portland Plays group kickstart a new playground effort at the Peoples Garden in Portland.  It was an amazing day of play and we can't wait to be a part of the next playground building day.  Supported in part through the Bernheim Children at Play Initiative the Portland Plays group involved children in … [Read more]

CONNECT at Bernheim — Don’t Miss It

Squallis Puppeteers

CONNECT at Bernheim is just days away.  The annual celebration of all that is possible when art, nature and science intersect takes place Saturday, August 24 from 6:24 p.m. to 10:24 p.m. In its fifth year, CONNECT at Bernheim will challenge your mind and delight your senses. Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous … [Read more]