Tree-Eats Along the Trail

Education Center

Join Wren Smith, Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager, for an engaging forest foray. While the program focuses on trees that provide food and beverages for humans, less-known uses of trees in our area will also be explored. Bernheim members $10; non – members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Nature’s Wonder of Changing Color

Education Center

The autumn trees are filled with red, orange, yellow and green! Pollywogs investigate seasonal changes by collecting leaves and making rubbings, playing in fresh leaf piles, creating foliage friends, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and play to encourage children (5 and under) and their families to learn about nature. Every […]

SOLD OUT Wildlife Tracking Certification and Workshop

Education Center

Every time we step outside of our door, there are myriad stories to be told of the comings-and-goings of life in the world, and one of the oldest human practices is to read and interpret these stories. The art and science of tracking offers a holistic ecological window into the happenings of the living world […]

SONICBernheim: Hunter’s Moon

Education Center

SONICBernheim is an evening of lecture and performance exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature - all under the full October “hunter’s moon”! Internationally-renowned ethnomusicologist Steven Feld will speak on topics spanning his 40-year career, Chicago-based sound artist Stephan Moore will present a site-specific sound installation, and Louisville’s own Orchestra Enigmatic will perform a […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Catch the Wind

Education Center

Catch the crisp autumn breeze moving through the forest! Pollywogs discover air properties and movement by making colorful wind twirlers, experimenting with wind power, playing with balloons, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and play to encourage children (5 and under) and their families to learn about nature. Every play party […]

Pollywog Play Parties: A Flurry of Fun 

Education Center

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. Bernheim members $10 per child; non-members $15 per child No fee for children under 18 months, but they must be registered. No fee for adults, […]

Winter Tree Identification

Education Center

Join Wren Smith, Bernheim’s Interpretive Programs Manager for an introduction into the art and science of identifying and appreciating trees in winter.  While we will start out by exploring basic terms and simple clues inside the Education Center Classroom, we’ll venture outside and use a simple winter tree key to unlock some forest secrets. Be […]

Volunteer Orientation

Education Center

Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. Have fun in the great outdoors by participating in a variety of activities. Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation. To learn more and to fill out your volunteer application, click […]

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

Education Center

If you love learning about the natural world and are passionate about connecting people with nature, this training is for you. Contact Wren Smith to learn more about this award-winning program. FREE Registration is required by contacting Wren Smith, (502) 215-7134 or wren@bernheim.org.

Pollywog Play Party: Our Friendly Trees

Education Center

Trees provide air for people, homes for animals, and many other wonderful gifts! Pollywogs will discover the friendly nature of trees through bark rubbings, needle painting, wood building, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and play to encourage children (5 and under) and their families to learn about nature. Every play […]

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