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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

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450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
219-462-0025

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February 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 @ 10:00 am - February 20 @ 4:00 pm
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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

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

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
$100

Spring Indiana Master Naturalist

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Indiana Master Naturalist Class

Sign up today for the Spring Indiana Master Naturalist Class Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is excited to offer the Indiana Master Naturalist program. IMN is a certification program through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Come enrich your love for the outdoors and expand your knowledge of plants, wildlife, and other natural resources in Indiana. The ten-week, hands on course will provide introductions to Hoosier natural resources from expert instructors in our region. Registration is now open for the Spring…

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Wire Jewelry Wrapping Class

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Have you always wanted to learn how to wire wrap? Jayde McAloon, owner of Pieces of Jayde Fine Are Wire Jewelry, is coming to Taltree! All Jewelry making supplies are included in fee. Beach glass pieces will be offered or bring your own specimen to wrap! All participants will leave with a wrapped piece to wear or give as a gift. Check out Jayde's work on her website, http://www.piecesofjayde.com/. When: Friday, March 10 Time: 10am-11:30am Where: Taltree’s Railway Depot Cost: Taltree Member…

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Fascinating Fossils

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class will introduce you to the science of geology!  Join Geologist, Dave Hamilla to explore rock specimens, learn about Indiana's geology, and see interesting fossils. When: Saturday, March 11 Time: 9am-noon Where: Taltree's Depot (450W 100N, Valparaiso) Cost: Taltree Members: $15/ Non-Members: $20 Register by calling the Taltree Office at 219-462-0025, email info@taltree.org or click here.

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Green Spring Cleaning

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As you gear up for your spring cleaning, keep our planet in mind. Each product used while cleaning our homes affects our families and the environment. Ditch the chemicals, artificial fragrances and unknown ingredients for a simple and healthy alternative. Heather Banas from Soapwood Art Studios will teach you how to create your own cleaning products using essential oils and other "green" ingredients. Participants will make two spray cleaners and receive a recipe for a third. All supplies are provided. Register by…

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Spring Break Camp Registration Deadline

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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April 2017

Environmental Leaders Exhibit

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 7:00 pm

The relationship between humankind and nature has been controversial in almost every culture. In the United States, heightened awareness of conservation issues began as early as 1850. Can you name five people that helped shape conservation in the United States? Can you name conservationists from Indiana? Join us in discovering who they are! Hike Heron Pond Trail to see the Environmental Leaders Exhibition.  These carved statues and busts were created out of wood gathered from fallen trees on Taltree’s grounds and…

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Wild Edibles Presentation

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Build your confidence and competence in identifying, gathering, and eating wild edibles. Join Geologist Dave Hamilla to learn about this intriguing topic. When: Saturday, April 8 Time: 9am-noon Cost: $5 Taltree Members/$15 Non-Members Where: Taltree Depot Register by calling the Taltree Office at 219-462-0025, email info@taltree.org or click here.

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Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. Dates: April 8, 9 & 15 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Taltree's Depot building Arboretum Admission: $10 per non-member carload/Taltree members free Photo Pricing: $10 Choose 1 5x7 OR 4 wallets OR an emailed digital image After your photos, check out the Railway Garden or indoor Easter Village.…

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Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. Dates: April 8, 9 & 15 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Taltree's Depot building Arboretum Admission: $10 per non-member carload/Taltree members free Photo Pricing: $10 Choose 1 5x7 OR 4 wallets OR an emailed digital image After your photos, check out the Railway Garden or indoor Easter Village.…

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Children’s Spring Paint Class

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. Dates: April 8, 9 & 15 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Taltree's Depot building Arboretum Admission: $10 per non-member carload/Taltree members free Photo Pricing: $10 Choose 1 5x7 OR 4 wallets OR an emailed digital image After your photos, check out the Railway Garden or indoor Easter Village.…

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this extra special Easter Egg Hunt! Scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children's Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children and only allow children to collect up to 5 eggs. Bring your own basket. Suitable for ages toddler to 12. No registration is necessary. Time: Hunt starts at 11am and different age groups will be released accordingly. Cost: This event is free with paid admission. Admission fee for the day is free for Taltree members…

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May 2017

Fairy House Garden exhibit

May 1 - June 30
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This trail of whimsical miniature gardens surrounds Heron Pond. Made from natural and recycle materials, each home is unique with a natural landscape to match its personality.

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Mother’s Day Pampering

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time for Mom to take a break and create at-home luxuries. Participants will work alongside Heather from Soapwood Art Studio to create a zesty and uplifting "Lemon Thyme Salt Scrub" and a soothing "Oat and Herb Bath Bag." Take home these two finished products and the recipes, a small bottle of lemon essential oil and most importantly, a revived sense of self! Space is limited- register by May 1. After this class, explore the arboretum and look for all the…

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Mom and Me- Mother’s Day Painting

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring Mom out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young in creating a beautiful painting. Mom and child will work together to paint their 16 x 20 inch canvas. Susan will inspire creativity and instruct at a pace for all ages. Below is a sample of the paining and participants can choose their own colors. Pricing is per canvas. Additional children pay admission. Register by April 30. May is a wonderful time to explore the arboretum! Before your paint class,…

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