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September 2015 Programs

Starts Friday, September 4, 1-3pm

HOMESCHOOL SERIES K-6th
This fieldtrip-based course covers a variety of natural science topics over the course of a school year. Held on the first Friday from 1-3pm during September to May (except January). For details, sibling policy and registration information, see www.ernc.org or email naturalist@ernc.org. Limited to 20 students accompanied by a parent. Cost for members is $60 per student for the series.

Saturday, September 5, 2pm

WILD TEAS
Come and try some delicious teas brewed from rosehips, berries and such “weeds” as pineapple weed, yarrow and stinging nettles. Naturalist Ute Olsson introduces you to tea-making and identifying edible plants.


Sunday, September 6, 10am
FALL COLORS ON THE DEW MOUND
Guided Hike (Registration required)

Join volunteer Beth Baker on 6 mile round trip hike to beautiful Dew Mound Lake. Bring daypack with water, snack and rain gear. Limited to the first 12 participants (age 18 or older) registered at 694-2108.


Saturday, September 12, 2pm
BIRD MIGRATION

Jr. Naturalist Program
Fall is when many birds head south to winter. Why? We’ll play a migration game to learn more about what our departing feathered friends face in their journey south.


Sunday, September 13, 2pm
INSECTS IN WINTER

All Ages Program
How do insects survive winter? Jessie Moan will discuss overwintering strategies and take you on a 1-mile walk to find out what’s “buzzing” and what’s tucking in for winter.

Saturday, September 19, 9am-5pm
Special Workshop (Cost $95; Registration required)
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop

Learn more about your digital camera and outdoor photography in this all-day intensive workshop. After a brief classroom introduction, you will head out on the trails to sharpen your skills with ERNC’s Artist-in-Residence, Colin Tyler Bogucki, colintyler.com, who has been photographing for publications for nearly 20 years. Attendees must provide their own camera gear (digital SLR only) and be prepared to hike five miles throughout the day. Cost $95; limited to 10 people registered at 694-2108.


Saturday, September 19, 2pm
ALL ABOUT THE MOON

Jr. Naturalist Program
Is there really a “Man in the Moon”? Why does the moon wax and wane each month? Join us on International Moon Observation Day.


Sunday, September 20, 2pm

ALASKAN STORIES

All Ages Program
Join us “out back” to listen to storyteller Linda Benson’s tales of Alaskan adventurers. Program will be held indoors if there is inclement weather.

Saturday, September 26, 2pm
THE CROW FAMILY

All Ages Program
Biologist Lisa Pajot, a volunteer with the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, will bring two live education birds: a crow and a magpie. Learn about corvids, the crow family, as well as Bird TLC’s work rescuing birds.


Sunday, September 27, 2pm

FAMILY-FRIENDLY WALK
Guided Hike (Registration required)

Join us for a leisurely paced hike of approximately 2-3 miles. Bring water and snacks. Jogging strollers are welcome. Limited to 12 people registered at 694-2108.

 

 
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