2018 Activities

   August 2018

Volunteer Work Day

August 11th  10:30- 12:00

Join staff and other volunteer in keeping the nature center looking good.

 

Story Book Trail

August 11th        11:00-12:00

Unique reading experience for preschool children and their caregivers and a walk on a ‘trail’ of pages from the story.                        No Cost

 September 2018

September 15th       

 Harvest Tea Party- 10:00- 12:00 

 Free- It’s a Harvest Tea Party! Come and join the fun of tasting and harvesting summer plantings from the Placer Nature Center and other volunteer gardens. Garden Harvest Tea will be served from garden plants. Lemon, mint and various tea samples. We will also plant the garden with seeds and plants for fall planting: chard, beets, cabbages and broccoli! You will get to take some home with you too! Anytime is a good time to garden!

Nature Hike -10:30-11:45

“Mice to Mountain Lions”, Join Docent Linda and discover the diverse population of animals our foothills community supports.
Suggested donation of $8.00 per family. Where good shoes and layered clothing and bring water. This program is a joint effort with the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and the Placer Nature Center.        

 Star Gazing-  15th ,  7:00 PM

Join Mark Graybill for a fascinating evening of star gazing and exploration.   Program runs approximately 1.5 hours                                Fees: non-members $8.00 /person, members- $6.00/person, family discount available
Call or e-mail for reservations: 530-878-6053–programs@placernaturecenter.org

 October 2018

Garden Series – Oct. 6th 10:00- 12:00

COMPOSTING AT HOME                                                                                       Kids Ages- 4+                                                                                     FREE~Donations are always accepted or become a member! 
 Worms make a garden healthy with your kitchen waste. Don’t believe it? Then come to the Placer Nature Center to find out how worm bins reduce your garbage while enriching your garden. Make your own worm bin to get started- complete with worms!! If you want something bigger for yard waste and kitchen waste, PNC has a variety of compost containers that we use and you can check them out to see which one you might purchase for your house.  Learn basic composting and red wigglers! 

Celebrate PNC 2018- 18th 5:30-7:30

The second annual fundraising event is again being held at the Auburn Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 100 East Street. 5:30-7:30, Food Wine music and fun complete with silent and live auction. Tickets available soon.

Nature Hike -27th -10:30-11:45 

“Plants, can’t live without em”- Join Docent Linda for an exploration of the plants of the foothills and why they are so important to humans.                
Suggested donation of $8.00 per family. Where good shoes and layered clothing and bring water. This program is a joint effort with the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and the Placer Nature Center.        

November 2018

Garden Series – Nov. 3rd 10:00- 12:00

LEAVES AND SEEDS                                                                                                 Kids Ages 2+                                                                                                FREE~Donations are always accepted or become a member! 
Collages, hats, masks and critters- creativity abounds using nature’s fall fest. Leaf and seeds of all shapes and sizes ready to inspire the artist in you. Come join the fun!

Nature Hike -17th- 10:30-11:45

Celebrate  National Take a Hike Day-                                                    “Giving Thanks to Nature”- learn about how the turkey and it’s cousins are a vital part of our local ecosystem. 
Suggested donation of $8.00 per family. Where good shoes and layered clothing and bring water. This program is a joint effort with the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and the Placer Nature Center.        

December 2018

Garden Series – Dec. 1st– 10:00- 12:00 

  ROCKS AND WREATHS                                                                                        Kids 2+                                                                                                        FREE~Donations are always accepted or become a member! 
What do you see in a rock? A snake, bee, ladybug or butterfly? Paint one and see it emerge! Nature’s wintry items can be woven, decorated and painted into lovely natural gifts and displays. How will you dried flowers, grasses and leaves together? Will you add some paint? This is a day for a mixed media work of art! 

 

January 2018

 

Garden Series – Jan. 5th– 10:00- 12:00 

STICKS AND STONES                                                                                                   Kids Ages 3+                                                                                     FREE~Donations are always accepted or become a member! 
Imagine chimes or checkers out of sticks and stones!  Explore creative fun from Nature’s own. This is just the start of where a stick or stone could lead you. Let their shapes and sizes inspire your own design. 

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