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August 2015

August 4, 2015

EcoRangers Camp: Flowers, Trees, Plants & Seeds

August 4-7, 2015 (8:30am - 2:30pm)
Flowers, Trees, Plants & Seeds For students entering grades 5 & 6 Blossom into a plant expert during this four-day adventure.  We will get our hands dirty while we dig in the soil, plant seeds, dissect flowers, create a leaf bowl, and so much more.  We will ride a boat, hike special…
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August 5, 2015

Wild Wednesdays: Sock Hop

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 (9:30-10:30 am)
Bring an old pair of socks for this interesting romp. Walk through a meadow to discover how plants disperse their seeds and be amazed at all the “hitch-hikers” found. Then, uncover ways to turn these socks into a garden. Included with general admission. Members free. Our modest class sizes during Wild Wednesdays…
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August 12, 2015

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Wild Wednesdays: Flower Power … In Bloom

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 (9:30-10:30 am)
Join friends and family for a flower walk. See colorful blooms, smell delightful aromas, and check out a variety of textures. Learn fun facts about the flowers, then, head inside to create a bright flower mobile to hang in your home. Included with general admission. Members free. Our modest class sizes during…
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August 20, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: Heirloom Gardening for Texas Lecture

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 (6:30-7:30pm)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, learn about heirloom gardens! Dr. William Welch, Professor and Landscape Horticulturist for Texas A&M University, is a native of Houston, Texas.  Author of several books, including Antique Roses for the South and The Southern Heirloom Garden, Dr. Welch has been instrumental in the…
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August 22, 2015

Shangri La Lecture Series: Pass-Along Plants: Sharing Your Family’s Heirloom Garden Workshop

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 (10-11:30am)
As part of the Shangri La Lecture Series, learn about heirloom plants to share! Many heirloom plants have survived because they are passed down, generation after generation, to family and friends. During this hands-on workshop led by Shangri La Horticulture Specialist Jennifer Buckner, you will learn a few basic propagation techniques…
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August 29, 2015

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, August 29, 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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September 2015

September 24, 2015

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Shangri La Lecture Series: How Shangri La Became 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. From our LEED certification to two Honor Awards from the…
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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 to save your place – 409.670.9799. Next  >>
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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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