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March 2018

Indiana Master Naturalist

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
$100

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is excited to offer the Indiana Master Naturalist program. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana. This is a ten-week, hands on course that will provide an introduction to Hoosier natural resources through the teachings of professionals in our region. The course begins March 1 and runs each Thursday through May 10 from 9am-noon. …

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April 2018

How to Create a Rain Garden

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Rain gardens are not just beautifully planted with native plants, but they are reduce runoff and naturally filter out pollutants. This class will explore which plants to include in a rain garden, how to best build the garden and other materials that are needed. Participants will leave understanding the importance of rain gardens and ideas for creating their own. Register for this class by April 11. Date: Friday, April 13 Time: 10:00am to 11;30am Location: Railway Depot Cost: $10 Members, $15…

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The Lives and Times of Indiana’s Amphibians

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Come learn about the details of the double lives of Indiana's amphibians in a richly illustrated presentation. Following the presentation, explore the arboretum with Indiana University Northwest biology professor, Dr. Spencer Cortwright. Participants will seek the unique creatures in their arboretum habitat. Commonly spotted amphibians are the Eastern Tiger Salamander (pictured above), Gray Treefrogs, and Spring Peepers- to name a few! The second portion of this class will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather. This course is geared…

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May 2018

Introduction to the Tallgrass Prairie

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Discover the intriguing history and people who are part of the story of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie. Then, explore the arboretum's signature grasses and wildflowers and hear about their uses by Native Americans and early settlers during this blended hike outdoors through the tallgrass and lecture indoors. Learn how you can be a part of preserving one of the world's most threatened natural areas and make a difference right here in Valparaiso! Dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes. Register…

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