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February 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 @ 10:00 am - February 20 @ 4:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Observe birds on Taltree's property and report your findings to the Depot. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part…

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Dream Catcher Workshop

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Join us at Taltree during President's Day and bring sweet dreams your way! In this make and take event led by Heather Banas from Soapwood Art Studio, you will learn how to make your own dream catcher and their cultural significance. Participants are encouraged to bring a small item from home that holds special meaning to them and can be tied or glued on to the dream catcher. This is a family friendly event. Cost includes all supplies and is…

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Taltree Trailblazers-Beginning Birding

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Explore fascinating facts about birds and what they are doing this time of year with  Taltree Naturalists. We will have a fun activity followed by time outdoors to look for our winged friends. This program is geared toward youth in grades K-5, but all are welcome to attend. Family participation is highly encouraged. This program compliments the Great Backyard Birdcount, a world wide effort that creates a "real-time snapshot of where birds are." Find out more here. Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Railway…

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March 2017

Taltree Toddlers

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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Taltree Toddlers

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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Trailblazers Science Saturday

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
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Join a Taltree naturalist for a themed hike and activity! Programs geared toward youth in grades K-5, but all are welcome to attend. When: Saturday, March 18 Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso IN Cost: $15 non-members, $10 members. Pay HERE More information: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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Spring Break Camp Registration Deadline

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

NEW Spring Break Camp  Keep your kids active and engaged during spring break. Taltree is offering a 5 day program for students in 1st through 5th grade. The Spring Break Camp will focus on the changes that spring will bring. We will learn how to grow and care for plants, discover the changes in insects and work together on plenty of projects to get hands dirty! Each day will start off with an activity to get bodies moving and ready…

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Taltree Toddlers

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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April 2017

Taltree Toddlers

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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Children’s Spring Paint Class

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

No school on April 14? Come out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young and create a beautiful floral painting. Each participant will work alongside the artist in painting their 11 x 14 inch canvas. Pricing is per canvas. If a parent or guardian is joining the class and not creating a painting, he or she will pay admission. Register by April 7. Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Pavilion, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cost:…

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