Come see Nature By The Yard at these public programs. Call the hosting organization for registration information and to make reservations.

Please Note: Many of the programs I am currently doing are for schools and other organized groups.   They will not appear in this calendar since they are not for public attendance.  Thank you so much for your support.

If you have an organized group, and are interested in a program, please click on the “contact us” button found throughout this web site.   

Recycle Your Holiday Cards Saturday Jan. 13, 2018 1:30-2:30pm. If you’ve ever received a holiday card that was so lovely, you wished there was some way to put it to good use, then do I have a program for you! Join me at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and I’ll show you how to fold  your holiday cards and calendars into beautiful origami boxes!  Material list: large cards and/or calendars, scissors, ruler, pencil.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.  Registration required by January 10.  215.862.2924.  Fee

Seeds to Sprouts Session I: Spring Discovery.  Mondays March 19-April 30, 2018 (no class April 16). 10:30-11:30am Kids ages 2-4 years and their adult caregivers.  Is your toddler a budding naturalist? Join me this spring for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce children and their caregivers to the wonders of the natural world! Each session will include a guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress for the outdoors and for the weather.  Class size limited to 15. Fee. Sign up for one session or all three! Each class is a new adventure!   Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  

Seeds to Sprouts Session II: Spring Discovery.  Mondays May 7-June 11, 2018 see description above.

Nature Sleuths: Sundays May 20-June 10, 2018. 2-3pm. Kids ages 5-7.  Spring is a wonderful time for children to explore the great outdoors and develop their intellectual curiosity while having fun in nature! Join us for a close look at trees, birds, and other wildlife that call the Morris Arboretum home. Each session will focus on a particular topic of the natural world, delving into how it fits into the Arboretum’s web of life. One week we may get up close and personal with spring wildflowers, while another week we may learn about trees as the canopy closes and shades the forest floor; all within the safe confines of the Arboretum’s trails. Then back inside, we will create a take-home art project related to our outdoor adventure. Dress for the weather. This class will meet at Bloomfield Farm, which is located on East Northwestern Avenue directly opposite from the Morris Arboretum’s public garden entrance. Fee. Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  

Seeds to Sprouts Session III: Summer Discovery. Mondays July 9, 16, 23, 30.  10:30-11:30.  See description above.