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Good Natured Kids: Sensational Seeds
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
October 27, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

Fall is the season for plants to sow their sensational seeds! Seeds that helicopter, parachute, pop and stick - learn why seeds come in so many shapes and sizes and about their different methods of dispersal. We'll go on a hike in search of various seeds around the park and craft up some sensational seed fun. A fun and educational seed snack “to-go” will continue the learning at home.

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Nature's Bounty Series: Handcrafted Soap - Hot Process Soap Making for Beginners
 
$35
$30/members
pre-registration required
November 7, 9:30 AM11:30 AM

Lye soap making was an annual fall tradition in pioneer America.  Resourceful pioneers made soap from wood ash and waste fats from autumn preparations for winter meat stores. The annual rite carried on well into the 20th century. The soap recipe was simple- mix lye with melted fat over a low fire and slowly cook the combination until the water evaporates.

Fast forward to today’s modern take on similar hot process soap making using a crockpot! In this demonstration class you will learn how to craft homemade soap using lye and plant based oils. While the soap “cooks” through the saponification process, we will try our hand at felting a bar of soap. Participants will take home sample soap and all the directions to get started making their own soap at home. 

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Bird Banding Program
 
$5/adult, $4/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
November 8, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon 'for the birds'! Experience the beauty of birds up close when you observe trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Program has limited enrollment and takes place outdoors. Click read more for guidelines & additional registration information.

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