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Nature Nights

PHOTO: class in the Sensory Garden

Roam the Garden after hours and uncover the mysteries of nature at night!

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening in the Garden! Children ages 4 to 10 and their families will explore different areas of the Garden and enjoy a variety of discovery-based activities. Each Nature Nights also includes a short tram ride, planting project, and s’mores around the campfire. Nature Nights is held rain or shine.

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Nature Nights: Harnessing the Flame
Nature Nights: Harnessing the Flame

July 18, 2015 (FULL) or
August 1, 2015 (FULL)
5 – 7:30 p.m.

New Program! Learn about the importance of fire to Native American culture and everyday life. Find out how we use it here in our woods and prairie. See a traditional way to start a fire, make a fire starter to take home, and pot up a prairie plant.

Nature Nights: Seed Scatter

August 15, 2015 or
September 5, 2015

5 – 7:30 p.m.

New Program! Seeds can’t walk, but they sure can get around! Hitchhiking, exploding, and parachuting are just a few ways that plants spread their seeds. Learn how and why seeds need to scatter, make a seed bomb so you can scatter your own seeds, and take home a plant with an interesting dispersal method.

*Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner! Dessert is provided.