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January 2017

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Fossil Fun

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations,…

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Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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February 2017

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Bird is the Word

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wile 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations,…

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Valentine Dinner

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Surprise your sweetheart with a unique Valentine’s Day gift – a magical evening at Bernheim Forest. Enjoy a wonderful candlelit dinner including appetizers catered by Swan's Landing in Bernheim's unique glass Visitor Center complete with music, dancing, and a cash bar. You can also take a romantic stroll through Bernheim's beautiful winter landscape with Naturalist Don Spain, who will recount the story of the Full "Snow Moon" that will light up the night sky. A weekend stay at Bernheim's beautiful Forest…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Seeing Green

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Look Closely and you will discover mosses, ferns, and lichens thriving in the winter landscape.  Kids and their families will have fun finding these green gems 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery…

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March 2017

Lunch & Learn: Signs of Spring

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

Although March is often temperamental, rest assured that signs of spring can be found.  Join in the fun of seeking out the first flowers, swollen buds of trees, and perhaps even the harbingers of spring blooming on a sunny woodland slope. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and who love exploring and celebrating the natural world. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey, each program includes group introductions, a short themed…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Cool Conifers

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Conifers, special cone-bearing trees with needle and scale-like leaves, can be found throughout the arboretum.  Kids and their families will have fun locating these trees 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens all around us.  Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, 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. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day…

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Bernheim Backroads

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter and early spring are arguably the best time to explore Bernheim's backcountry.  Join a team of Volunteer Naturalists for this 5 hour driving tour deep into the research forest, with frequent stops and short walks for investigating sights and sounds along the way.  Pack a lunch and beverage to enjoy at a special location. Ages 8 and up only. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512.…

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Early Spring Wildflower Walk

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many spring flowering ephemerals often bloom in March. Don’t miss them by staying indoors. Join Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager, for an opportunity to scout for and celebrate these early spring beauties. Registration and payment are due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to start of the program. Call (502) 955-8512. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12

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