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Fun for kids and adults at Bernheim in August

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CLERMONT, Ky –  (July 28, 2022) Join Bernheim for a variety of programs in August for both children and adults.

Sunday Nature Hike

Meet a Volunteer Naturalist at the Visitor Center on Sunday, Aug. 7, and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon for an engaging nature hike. These hikes are longer than our ECO Kids Hike of the Days, and are aimed primarily at adults, but children six years and up are welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

The cost is $10 for Bernheim members and $12 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org. No pets are allowed.

Bernheim at Night: Full “Grain” Moon Hike

Bernheim is especially magical under the light of a full moon. Join Bernheim’s amazing Volunteer Naturalists on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. for a Full “Grain” Moon Hike to discover delightful surprises that await the “night owls” among you or those who make extra effort to awaken to these wonders. Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Register by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.

 

The cost is $10 for Bernheim members and $12 for non-members. Night hikes are geared for ages eight and up. No pets allowed. Dress for the weather.

 

Savor the Season: Positive Vibes for Summer

This Savor the Season: Positive Vibes for Summer series will help us see our own familiar yards in a different light and ask ourselves questions like: How can I help my yard feed local wildlife and reduce my grocery and water bills? What are the climate-friendly choices I can make when I go to the nursery? See below for a description of the series:

 

Friday, August 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

From Root to Record: Exploring Bernheim’s Collections Through Plant Records

Walking tour by Plant Records Coordinator Hannah Hunt

Join Plant Records Coordinator Hannah Hunt in discussing the importance of maintaining plant records in an Arboretum and the role records play in conservation, research and more. Learn about our newly launched plant database, IrisBG, which is used by more than 200 gardens worldwide. Explore 2,739 living collection plants located on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 

Saturday, August 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Drumming for everybody at the Spirit Nest

Accomplished percussionist and music educator K. Michelle Lewis activates the Spirit Nest with an all-ages percussion workshop focused on mindfulness in nature and inter-generational collaboration. All ages and abilities are welcome; the instructor will provide all instruments.

 

Advance registration is required for all programs. Instructors are unable to sell tickets on-site the day of the program. The cost for Bernheim members is $20 for each session, and the cost for non-members is $25 per event. Please register at Bernheim.org or call (502) 955-8512.

 

Inside Bernheim: Forests and Climate Resilience

 

This virtual program on Friday, Aug. 12, from noon to 1 p.m., will discuss research conducted at Bernheim, which informs best practices in land protection and conservation. Because of its size and conservation efforts, Bernheim is one of the country’s most pristine and healthiest forests, and attracts researchers from all over the world.

 

This session is LA CES approved by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for one hour of continuing education credit.It is a free virtual program, but registration is required. Please visit Bernheim.org for more information.

 

Playcosystem Happy Hour – No kids allowed!

Bernheim has reserved Playcosystem for Playcosystem Happy Hour on Friday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. for adults to gather, have a bit of fun, meet others, build a box fort, and share a playground together. Adult beverages and a food truck will be available to provide all of your refreshment needs. Bernheim will be spinning vinyl so if you have a favorite record, bring it!

 The cost for Bernheim members is $10 and $15 for non-members. Register by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.

Wild Foods Sip and Stroll

Wine, elderflower fizz, and light appetizer (some with foraged ingredients) are the prelude to an evening stroll on Friday, Aug. 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. focusing on herbal lore and wild plants used for food, fiber, medicine and more. Join Wren Smith, Bernheim’s Interpretive Program Manager and “herbalorist” for a delightful evening of wild discoveries!

The cost for Bernheim members is $25, and the cost for non-members is $30. Register by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org. Please follow any local or CDC guidelines for masking during this program.

 

Birding with a Buddy

This program on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m., is designed for a young person (ages 9-14) and their adult (parent, guardian, caregiver, etc). Using birds as a starting point, visitors will learn about the wonders of nature. This small group setting will allow for one on one conversations with Volunteer Naturalists and birding enthusiasts Karen and Jim Scout.

 

The cost for Bernheim members is $10 and $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program. Register by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org. Please follow any local or CDC guidelines for masking during this program.

 

Mellow Morning Stroll

If you are a morning person, this quiet, reflective stroll is designed with you in mind. This slow-paced walk on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., will focus on nature’s small details, hidden connections, and the sensory-rich tapestry of life. Join Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists near Bernheim’s Sensory Garden and start your day attuned to nature’s beauty and abundance.

The cost is $10 for Bernheim members and $12 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org. The program is for ages eight and up, and no pets are allowed.

ECO Kids Discovery Days

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 near Bernheim’s Visitor Center and may include:

Hands-On Discovery Stations from 1 to 4 p.m.

Hike of the Day, led by a Bernheim guide, starts at the Visitor Center at 2 p.m. and runs 45-60 minutes.

Pop-Up Story Circles because everything and everyone has a story. Watch for our storytelling and story-sharing circles.

ECO Kids Discovery Days are weather dependent. Call (502) 955-8512 on the day of the event for weather-related updates. For details on ECO Kids Discovery Days, visit Bernheim.org. No registration is necessary.

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