Our Homeschool Programs are designed to teach science with a
hands-on approach while encouraging kids to get outside and explore nature.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic or a snack to enjoy after the program
and then explore on your own!
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Doug Oster will present Getting Started Early in the Garden.
Doug Oster loves telling stories, taking photos and making videos about
gardening. Always remember, gardening should be fun.
All meetings are free and open to the public. The
programs begin at 7:30pm. Arrive at 7:00pm to share coffee, tea and a
potluck dessert. Bring a friend.
Learn how to practice watershed protection and conservation
in your own backyard. It’s easier than you think!
Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply
non-chlorinated water for gardening, and to keep excess water out of the
stormwater system, thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the
region. Workshop attendees will learn
about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in
their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques.
Participants will receive a pre-made FreeGarden RAIN
55-gallon rain barrel. Designed with the homeowner/gardener in
mind, it is affordable, attractive, and easy to install.
For information and/or to register contact Nancy at (412)
488-7490 X247 or email@example.com
Or register on-line at http://prc.org/event-details/?ee=289
Cost: $80/person and $85/couple (Pre-registration is
June Bernard will present Magical Monarchs. Join us for a
presentation on the magnificent Monarch butterfly by June Bernard. Discover
interesting facts about the life cycle of these bright, orange and black
butterflies, their amazing metamorphosis and their incredible annual 3,000-mile
tri-country migration. Monarchs begin to arrive from Mexico in our area mid-May
to early June. Information on where to find eggs and caterpillars, examples of
simple equipment needed to raise and release them and gardening tips on which
nectar and host plants will attract them. Learn how you can become a citizen
scientist by tagging and releasing Monarchs for the fall migration through the
University of Kansas’ Monarch Watch program. Monarch butterflies are in decline
due to rapid loss of habitat across North America. Be a part of the movement to
help this “species of concern” and ensure that future generations will continue
to enjoy the magic of the Monarch migration.