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September 2015

September 18, 2015

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Meet Artist Stephanie Dwyer & Celebrate Bottle Trees

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
  Meet Stephanie Dwyer, the artist who created the seventeen-feet-tall bottle trees now located in the Children’s Garden at Shangri La. Learn about her passion for these bottles and the folk art history that connects the art, story and materials to artist. View how she creates these historical pieces that dazzle…
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September 19, 2015

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Meet Artist Stephanie Dwyer & Celebrate Bottle Trees

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
  Meet Stephanie Dwyer, the artist who created the seventeen-feet-tall bottle trees now located in the Children’s Garden at Shangri La. Learn about her passion for these bottles and the folk art history that connects the art, story and materials to artist. View how she creates these historical pieces that dazzle…
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Saturday Adventure Series: Fall Harvest & Meet the Artist

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 (10 - 11am)
The Children’s Garden is alive with color and art during the class Fall Harvest in the Children’s Garden & Meet the Artist! Meet artist, Stephanie Dwyer, and learn about four incredible new bottle trees. Next, walk through the garden, enjoy the beginning of fall harvest and sample some of the veggies…
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September 24, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: One of the Top Ten Green Projects in the World Lecture

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 (6:30 - 7:30pm)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, learn about environmental stewardship! Michael Hoke, founding director of Shangri La, will return to tell us about the careful planning and hard work that was required to make Shangri La an earth-friendly facility. During the How Shangri La Became One of the Top…
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September 26, 2015

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Saturday Adventure Series: Marvelous Migrations

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 (10 - 11am)
Bats, birds, and butterflies make incredible journeys in the fall. During this family event, we’ll explore how these animals are able to make these migrations, and why Shangri La is an important “stop-over.” Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up now to save your place – Fill out the form below…
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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, September 26, 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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October 2015

October 3, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 (10 - 11:30am)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, learn about water conservation! One of the features that makes Shangri La a top green project is our cisterns, which hold thousands of gallons of rainwater. During this hands-on workshop led by Shangri La Volunteer Coordinator Katie Krantz, you will make and take…
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Saturday Adventure Series: Tall, Towering Trees

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 (10 - 11am)
Trees are tall, beautiful, and important. Bring the whole family to learn some tree identification skills. As we stroll the property, we will explore native and non-native trees, and their importance to wildlife. Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up now to save your place – call 409.670.9799. <<  Previous                Next  >>
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October 8, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Wicked Plants: An Evening with Amy Stewart Lecture

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 (7 - 8pm)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, hear a special lecture by a best-selling author! {in partnership with Stark Museum of Art; held at the Green Avenue Education Center} Purchase tickets online – click here   Thorns, spines, sap that paralyzes, chemicals that cause death – plants can be wicked!  The Stark Museum…
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October 10, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Cacti and Succulents: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 (10am - 12pm)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, learn about wild and wicked plants! Cacti and succulents are greatly misunderstood plants. In order to survive in brutal ecological conditions, they have developed amazing adaptations like eliminating leaves altogether and using “windows” to practically live underground in the desert. In this workshop,…
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