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July 2014

July 22, 2014

EcoRangers Camp: Living Landscapes

July 22-25, 2014 (8:30 am - 2:30 pm)
Living Landscapes In partnership with the Stark Museum of Art Students entering grades 3 and 4 Explore the variety of ecosystems of Shangri La!  Campers will visit four different ecosystems this week, where they will do experiments, take soil samples, and learn about the plants and animals that depend on the land.  They…
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July 23, 2014

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Wild Wednesdays: Guerrilla Gardening

Wednesday, July 23 (9:30 - 10:30 am)
A beautiful adventure! Do you want to help make the world a more beautiful place? Bring the whole family on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, to identify native plants and how they create beautiful, easy gardens. Everyone will make a seed ball to take with you so you can have your own…
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July 26, 2014

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, July 26, 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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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 30, 2014

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Wild Wednesdays: Wonders of Wetlands

Wednesday, July 30 (9:30 - 10:30 am)
All about wetlands! During this family program on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, you will discover how wetlands help people and wildlife. Join us and search for some of the animals that depend upon the wetlands for survival. Make your summer a little more “wild” with these interactive, engaging family programs that explore…
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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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