Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Tag Archives: Family Event

Thanksgiving Turkey Walk and Native American Heritage Celebration

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Come count the Turkeys for a special prize!! Experience Native American cooking techniques and learn how indigenous peoples of the region survived. Crafts for children.

Free admission.

Haunted Trails and Ghost Stories

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Take a walk on our spooky Trail and listen to Spooky Stories! Family Friendly "spooky."

 

Polish Fest

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Join us for a very popular day of festivities! Polish Food, Dancing, & Music... and learn about Polish Heritage. Tickets available day of the event.

 

 

Butterfly Bonanza

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Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a special free educational program dedicated to everyone’s favorite pollinator pals: butterflies! Horticulturalist Dolly Foster will discuss butterfly gardening, pollinator conservation, and how you can attract these beautiful “flying flowers” to your own backyard! This is a remarkable opportunity for families to learn how to help boost butterfly populations through hands-on citizen science.

Audiences can experience live butterflies up-close as we release newly hatched monarchs into our specially designed butterfly garden. Children can make and take home free butterfly crafts.

For more information call 219 878 9885 or visit www.friendshipgardens.org.

 

 

Nature Inspired Art Class #6 Youth ages 8-12

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Wed Aug 9th 10am-noon (registration deadline: Aug 4th)
Butterfly Printmaking
Students will walk the trails and learn about the different species of butterflies that are attracted to the garden along with different developmental stages of the butterflies and how to determine the species by wings, patterns, and colors.  They will also collect items that will be used in printmaking to recreate these incredible insects.  Once we return to the education center the kids will use these natural objects to print patterns that will form butterfly inspired masterpieces of art.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Nature Inspired Art Class #5 Youth 8-12

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Wed Aug 2 10am-noon (registration deadline: July 28th)
Painted Bird Feeders made from recycled items
Students will tour the grounds and find out about the birds that are native to the area.  After learning about these different species, they will create bird feeders out of recycled items.  These creative birdfeeders will be decorated with leaves and sticks and then painted.  Students will pick a bird and draw them to make an awesome portrait to accompany these feeders.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!
 

Nature Inspired Art Class #4 Youth 8-12

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Wed July 19th 10am-noon (registration deadline: July 14th)
Shadow Water Color Paintings
Students will walk the grounds for a little bit while observing how the shadows of plants and flowers cast silhouettes onto white boards.  Once they find one they like they will trace the outline on to paper.  Then paint with water color these amazing shadows will transform into awesome abstract art works.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Native American Heritage Day

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Celebrate the rich and enduring legacy of Native American Heritage along the very same river banks and forested valleys where the Potawatomi hunted and fished hundreds of years ago.

Visitors will also have the chance to experience Indigenous Peoples’ traditional gardening, trapping, cooking and crafting techniques first-hand.

For more information contact  info@friendshipgardens.org or 219 878-9885. This is a free event.

 

Nature Inspired Art Class #3 Youth 8-12

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Wed July 5th 10am-noon (registration deadline: June 30th)
Native American Beaded Dreamcatchers
 
Students will take a tour of the Gardens and learn about the Native American history of the grounds and why these lands were important to them.   Once back at the education center they will learn about dreamcatchers and Indian beading styles.  The students will take these techniques and make awesome beaded dreamcatchers.  The ring of the catchers will be composed of a ring made from a paper plate which the students will color in with markers.  They will then punch holes and string and beads to create a beautiful dreamcatchers.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Botanic Bug Safari

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On Sunday June 25th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout our 105 acre garden park.

Families can discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us while viewing live creepy crawlies.

Bring your nets and magnifying glasses to learn about the crucial roles insects play in our lives through hands-on citizen science and free children’s craft activities.

For more information, contact  219 878 9885 or info@friendshipgardens.org.

Connect with Friendship Botanic Gardens online at facebook.com/friendshipgardensindiana