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July 2014

July 29, 2014

EcoRangers Camp: Nature Superheroes

July 29-August 1, 2014 (8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
Nature Superheroes Students entering grades 5 and 6 Is it a bird?  Or a plane?  No – it’s a Nature Superhero!  Join us for 4 days of heroic challenges, like creating the best windmill design to harness wind power.  We will uncover the world of geothermal energy and discover how it is…
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July 31, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Bats Incredible!

Thursday, July 31, 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)
Join friends and family on Thursday, July 31, 2014, for a bat-focused program led by a Shangri La educator. Learn about the world’s most unusual bats. Did you know that the vampire bat is native to Central and South America, and yes, they do drink blood?! Lectures will take place from…
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August 2014

August 2, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Evening Hike & Bat House Workshop

Saturday, August 2, 2014 (7 - 8:30 pm)
Enjoy special hours at Shangri La and an evening hike on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 7 – 8:30 pm. The hike will be a total of about 1/2 mile over rough surfaces and uneven terrain. Guests will be provided a chair for seating for a presentation on the history…
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August 6, 2014

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Wild Wednesdays: Under the Bayou

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 (9:30 - 10:30 am)
Let’s learn about fish! Join us Wednesday, August 6, 2014, for gar, perch, bass, catfish & more. You’ll use a cast net to catch a variety of fish & explore how fish survive in freshwater, saltwater & brackish water. Bring a t-shirt or bandana to make fish prints to take home.…
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August 13, 2014

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Wild Wednesdays: Animals & Plants on Vacation

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (9:30 - 10:30 am)
Time to take a vay-cay! Many plants and animals have come to America from somewhere else: nutria, lizards, starlings, water hyacinth, Chinese tallow & so many more. Join us Wednesday, August 13, 2014, learn how they got here and what you can do about them. Take an easy walk, play some…
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August 14, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Introduction to Bees & Beekeeping

Thursday, August 14, 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)
Join Tammy & Brian of Muldrow Bee Farm (located in Beaumont, Texas) on Thursday, August 14, 2014, to learn about the complex lives of bees.  Honey Bees are intelligent insects that are beneficial pollinators in our environment. Learn about their caste system within the hive, how they communicate & the…
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August 16, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: More About Bees Workshop

Saturday, August 16, 2014 (10:30 - 11:30 am)
Join Tammy & Brian of Muldrow Bee Farm (located in Beaumont, Texas) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:30 – 11:30 am for an informative workshop to see beekeeping equipment & enjoy a taste of honey. Participate in a question & answer session at Shangri La’s live demonstration beehive. Did you…
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August 30, 2014

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, August 30, 2014 (2 - 2:30 pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – October) 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, stop by…
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September 2014

September 25, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Container Gardening

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)
Shangri La’s own Production Greenhouse Manager, Cheryl Farmer, will walk you through how to create a container garden. Participants will build & take home their first container. Bring your gloves. Lectures will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Discovery Theater. $6/adults, $5/seniors; Members free. Sign up today to reserve…
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September 27, 2014

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Cooking from the Garden Workshop

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (11 am - noon)
Explore ways to create tasty treats from the garden with Master Gardeners, Sandra Hoke and Joyce Kennedy. Meet at Shangri La’s Children’s Garden on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 11 am – noon for tips, recipes and a whole lot of flavor. $15 fee/Nonmembers, $10 fee/Members Fee includes complimentary admittance to the…
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