Sunday, March 18, 2012

Upcoming programs and classes SARAH P DUKE GARDENS

Classes and programs include:
                Nature Adventures Camp (spring break & summer)
All new & expanded programs, and it's filling up fast. Spring break camp “CAMP OUT” is schedule for April 9 – 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with extended care available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participant Limit: 12 Fee: $150, extended care for an additional $75 weekly fee.

In this new mini-film by Gardens volunteer Fred Westbrook, children talk about the allure of exploring at Duke Gardens.

                Nature for Sprouts begins Friday, April 6 through April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5, with adult chaperone.
                Join us for a month of Friday morning seasonal explorations. Programs incorporate stories, movement, music, outdoor adventures, and creative
projects while the children explore plants, habitats and animals in the Gardens.
Participant Limit: 12 children. Fee: $24; Friends $20. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

                Wind World is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-7, with adult chaperone
                Where does the wind come from? Where does it go? Learn about this force of nature and build tools to help you ‘see’ the wind.
                Participant Limit: 12 children. Fee: $6; Friends $5. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Vegetable Gardening:            Spring Season starts March 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For adult
                Learn about planning and planting the summer garden, working with your soil, planning for heat, and water-wise strategies to use
in the vegetable garden. Participant Limit: 15. Fee: $75; Friends $60. Home Horticulture Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Early Spring Jewels with Ken Moore meets on March 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For adult participants
Hike around Penny’s Bend looking for the Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily and other signs of spring. Activity level: moderately strenuous.
Participant Limit: 15 Fee: $18; Friends $15. Meet at Penny’s Bend, directions will be provided.
Master Naturalist Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Learn from the Masters is scheduled for 3 Saturdays, March 31 – April 14, from 8 – 10 a.m. Instructors Mark Riedy and John Wigmore
                Go from ordinary to extraordinary photographs in three easy steps. Learn how masterful photographers, such as Ansel Adams, worked to create great images despite the limitations of film and post production. Mark and John have studied photography and several master photographers for more than 35 years. Their approach will give you tools to make thoughtful choices and deliver amazing photographs through careful study and planning.
Participation Limit: 20 Fee: $95; Friends $75. Nature Photography Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Save the Date notices: Spring Family Fun days begin April 15, and continue on April 29, May 6 and May 20, free activities in the Gardens from noon to 3:00 p.m.
The Nature Ranger Cart makes its seasonal appearance, scheduled for all Friday mornings in April, May, and June from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention performs “The Big Tent Cabaret Road Show” at the Gardens on June 10 – call now for tickets, 668-1707.

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