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February 2016

February 1, 2016

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EcoRangers Summer Camp Registration

Register for camps now!
Each summer, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center sponsors summer camps, called EcoRangers, for students entering grades 1 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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February 10, 2016

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Bug Brigade Community Workshop (Feb)

Feb. 10, 2016 (1-5pm)
The bugs are coming! In Spring 2016, Shangri La Botanical Gardens will feature their first block-buster exhibit, David Rogers’ Big Bugs. At the same time, the Stark Museum of Art will feature a world-premier exhibition about the artist himself, David Rogers Deconstructed and its companion exhibit Bound Bugs. We are very…
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February 13, 2016

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21st Annual Community Trash-Off

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 (8am-1pm)
Join us for the 21st Annual Community Trash-Off presented by Sign up your team today – click here to download forms!   Dedicated to the memory of Shangri La’s first Managing Director, Michael Hoke   This event is supported by the City of Orange, Texas, and organized by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center; headquarters…
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March 2016

March 5, 2016

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David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Opens Mar. 5 (includes expanded Sunday hours!)
David Rogers’ Big Bugs are swarming in Orange, Texas this spring!        They’re coming… and they’re TOO BIG TO MISS!   David Rogers’ Big Bugs descend on Shangri La Botanical Gardens beginning this March! Expanded hours: Tues – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm & Sun, noon – 5 pm!   Shangri La is excited to…
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Big Bugs Bonanza: Grand Opening

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 (9am-4pm)
BIG BIG BIG BIG BUGS!   To celebrate the arrival of David Rogers’ Big Bugs, visit Shangri La on Saturday, March 5 from 9 am – 4 pm for the Big Bugs Bonanza: Grand Opening Meet the artist – David Rogers Hear live music Take a selfie or group pic in the Oh Snap! Photobooth Taste some…
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Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 (10-11am)
Celebrate David Rogers’ Big Bugs by creating your own Butterfly Garden. During this family-friendly event, enjoy seeing the Big Bugs sculptures and learn the ins and outs of butterfly gardening. You will leave with some plants for you and your family to start your very own beautiful butterfly garden! Included with…
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March 12, 2016

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Bug Safari

Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016 (10-11am)
Come along on a giant bug safari! This Saturday we will be heading out to the Gardens to enjoy David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit. During this family event, learn fun facts about the insects that have taken over the garden and hunt for their living counterparts among the plants and…
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March 19, 2016

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Acro’bats': Bats That Eat Bugs

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 (10-11am)
Around here, bats provide all-natural pest control. One bat can eat up to 600 mosquitoes in one hour! During this event for all ages, discover how our local bat species use echolocation and some interesting flying techniques to capture and eat bugs. They are truly acrobats! Included with general admission. Members…
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March 26, 2016

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Spectacular Spiders

Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016 (10-11am)
Orb weavers, ambush predators and hunters. The spiders in our gardens work many jobs. Join us for an event for all ages and discover how helpful spiders can be! No need to be scared, come with us and be amazed! Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up now to save your…
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April 2016

April 2, 2016

Bird Blind

Bird ID

Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016 (10-11am)
Bring the whole family for a leisurely walk along some of the secret paths at Shangri La. Observe nesting birds on Ruby Lake from a unique perspective. Bring your binoculars! Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up now to save your place – Fill out the form below or call 409.670.9799. <<…
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