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March 2015

March 12, 2015

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Celebrate Orchids!

March 12-14, 2015 (9am - 5pm)
Discover the many ways orchids have fascinated plant lovers far & wide, and why they are known as one of the world’s most beautiful flowers. March 12 through 14, 2015, Shangri La will be filled with breath-taking orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes and textures and you can…
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March 21, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Backyard Bird Habitats

Saturday, March 21, 2015 (10-11am)
As birds return to their spring nesting sites, join us for this family program to learn how you can transform your yard or garden into a bird-friendly sanctuary. Learn about plants that birds eat, how and where they need shelter, and how to incorporate water into your new landscape. Included with…
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March 23, 2015

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EcoRangers Summer Camp Registration

Applications accepted per schedule
Each summer, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center sponsors summer camps, called EcoRangers, for students entering grades 3 through 9.  Some of these camps are science camps taught solely at Shangri La, and some camps are planned in partnership with the Stark Museum of Art.  Camps planned with Stark Museum…
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March 28, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: An Egg-citing Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (10-11am)
Celebrate Easter at Shangri La with an Easter Egg Hunt. Children of all ages will enjoy searching for eggs throughout the gardens. Then we will decorate eggs using natural dyes like purple cabbage, onion skins, and more. Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up today to save your place – 409.670.9799. Click…
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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (2 - 2:30pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – November) from 2 – 2:30 pm as our wildlife curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During these exciting & informative programs, you will ‘meet’…
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April 2015

April 4, 2015

Total lunar eclipse (blood moon) - eclipse ending - April 2014 - Photo by Anne Dirkse.

Saturday Adventure Series: Moon Over Shangri La

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (10-11am)
Celebrate this morning’s total eclipse of the moon and all things lunar! We’ll explore the Earth’s only natural satellite to discover why it looks different every night and why it was red earlier this morning. During this family program, enjoy a fun moon craft and take home seeds to grow…
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April 11, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Rain – Liquid Sunshine

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (10-11am)
Rain, rain, don’t go away! Join us for this family program to learn all about rain and the water cycle. We will play a fun game and then make rain sticks, so you can make it rain even on a sunny day. Rain, rain, come again any day! Included with general…
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April 18, 2015

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Eco-Fest 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (9am - 5pm)
Celebrate the Earth during our annual festival designed for all ages. Enjoy releasing native pollinators during Butterfly Releases & visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally-conscious services and see live animal shows. Then, tour the Gardens with the whole family or take a tour along the waterways of Adams Bayou.   Friday,…
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April 25, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Birds of Spring

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (10-11am)
Come join us for this family program as we look for birds at Shangri La! We will identify a variety of birds nesting in Ruby Lake and visiting the gardens. After a short walk, we will make bird feeders so you can bird watch in your own backyard! Included with general…
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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (2 - 2:30pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – November) from 2 – 2:30 pm as our wildlife curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During these exciting & informative programs, you will ‘meet’…
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