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March 2015

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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April 2015

April 4, 2015

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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 17, 2015

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Members’ Only Butterfly Release

Friday, April 17, 2015 (5:30 - 6:30pm)
You are invited to release some of our native pollinators into the Gardens.   Join us for exclusive access to Shangri La, after hours, Friday, April 17, 2015 (5:30 – 6:30pm). Need to review your membership level benefits? Click here or call 409.221.6656. Kick-off a weekend to celebrate the environment, experience the beauty…
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April 18, 2015

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Eco-Fest 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (9am - 4pm)
Fun and learning for everyone! Revel in the beauty of spring & celebrate the Earth.   Enjoy releasing native pollinators during Butterfly Releases & visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally-conscious services and see live animal shows. Click here for special event pricing. Then, tour the Gardens with the whole family or take…
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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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April 27, 2015

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Wonders of Nature Journaling – teacher workshop

Monday, April 27, 2015 (9am - 3pm)
Explore the art of nature with the Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center! Join acclaimed naturalist and artist John Muir Laws for a teacher workshop on Monday, April 27, 2015, 9 am – 3 pm. Learn to incorporate nature journaling techniques into your classroom curriculum…
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May 2015

May 2, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Frog Safari

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (10-11am)
During this family program, we will get our hands wet as we explore Shangri La in search of frogs and tadpoles. Then we’ll play a game where you become the hungry frog and get to “snack” on some yummy bugs. Rrrrribbit! Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up today to save…
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May 9, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Re-Purposed Planters

Saturday, May 9, 2015 (10-11am)
Ring in spring with this family activity at Shangri La! We will enjoy a stroll through the Gardens to identify some of our spring flowers. Then we will create a planter and fill it with spring seeds.  Bring some old items like jars, teapots, cups, or tins that you will…
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