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Speaking for Nature: Introduction to the Art and Science of Interpretation
Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. ee" noon at the Education Center; members $20 per person; Non-members $30 per person; registration required
Bernheim is offering a specialized training program to the public. Normally reserved for Bernheim’s Naturalist in Training (NIT) volunteers, this 3-hour hands-on introductory workshop will give you an overview on presenting, instructing and guiding other humans on the beauty, mystery and importance of the natural world. The program will be informative and enjoyable for individuals with any level of experience or knowledge of nature. As you learn how to communicate your passion for nature to others, you may discover a latent talent and decide that you want to be a bona-fide Certified Interpretive Guide.
This course contains some field work and group interaction, all designed to inspire as well as inform. The program is part of the award-winning NIT training led by Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager Wren Smith. Smith is widely respected as a leader in the world of nature interpretation and has trained hundreds of people, nature center professionals and ordinary folk alike ee" and some of those have gone on to become volunteer naturalist guides, found work at local or international nature centers or enjoyed countless other life-changing opportunities.
Early registration is recommended as space is limited; call (502) 955-8512. For more information on this program, the NIT program or becoming a Certified Interpretive Guide, contact Wren Smith at (502) 955-8512 x227. The program includes indoor and outdoor training, so dress for the weather.
The Emeralds of Winter
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. ee" noon at the Visitor Center; Members $7 per person; Non-members $10 per person; registration required
When roaming the great outdoors, it is easy to be awestruck by the majestic beauty of the tree canopies, possible wildlife sightings and other larger than life experiences. The Emeralds of Winter program at Bernheim will take you from the customary macro view of the forest to fascinating micro landscapes: learn the stories of lichens, mosses and the unique organisms that roam in the minute terrain of rocks, roots and tree trunks. Register today by calling (502) 955-8512. Members, $7 per person; Non-members, $10 per person.
ECO Kids Discovery Day: Mystery Map Hike
Saturday, February 20, 1:00 p.m. ee" 4:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center; Guided hike: 2:00 p.m. ee" 2:45 p.m.; FREE
Every first and third Saturday of the month, Bernheim offers a variety of “play and learn” nature experiences for kids and their families from 1:00 ee" 4:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. This bi-monthly experience is always free and is a “come-and-go” at your leisure event. Each of these events features a different highlight. This week is Navigate Bernheim’s Mystery Map Hike, where you will follow the map of the Two Ponds Loop trail with a naturalist guide, so that you can discover cool stuff about maps and what they can tell you about animals, plants and places. You will look for clues revealing possible explanations for plant, animal and ecological mysteries found along the way. How did that plant get there? Where does that water go? What animal calls that habitat “home”? The fun comes from reading the map and solving the mysteries on your own, but your guide is there to assist you if you get stumped.
The hike departs from the Visitor Center at 2:00 p.m. If you join this free, guided hike, please dress appropriately for the outdoors.
Bernheim believes that increasing the amount of time children spend out of doors, year round, will help them learn more effectively, increase social skills, benefit from physical activity and generally have more fun! Bernheim has created a year-round program especially designed to get your child outside. The ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative is an important component of Bernheim’s mission of Connecting People with Nature, with enlightening and entertaining kid-friendly activities every month.
Bernheim at Night: Animals and Plants in Winter
Saturday, February 20, 5:30 p.m. ee" 7:00 p.m. at the Garden Pavilion; Members $7 per person; Non-members $10 per person; registration required
The transformation to winter from the warmer temperatures changes how nature’s varied life forms “make a living”. Learn how plants and animals adapt to life in the colder clime with a knowledgeable nature guide during this special opportunity to absorb the beauty of Bernheim’s arboretum after dark.
Come to the Garden Pavilion and be ready for this fun, affordable night hike. The fee is $7 per person for members of Bernheim and $10 per person for non-members. Register by calling (502) 955-8512. Dress for the weather and call between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on the day of the program for any weather-related changes.
For more information on Bernheim Arboretum andResearch Forest events call 955-8512 or visit www.bernheim.org.