2016 Calendar of Events

* More events to be added as we solidify our calendar for 2016.

 April 2016

Herbal Delights - Science Saturday
Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come learn ore about everyday herbs and their many uses. We will start with a scavenger hunt in our garden. We will have family crafts and herbal teas for sipping!
Fee: $3 per person (non-members)
     Free! PNC members
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event. Rain or Shine.
Bugs! Bugs! - Our Day Outside
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Placer Nature Center
3700 Christian Valley Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Let's explore the little critters in the grasses and on the soil and that fly through the air! Placer Nature Center will have nets and magnifiers to capture investigate the world of little creatures!Program is geared towards children ages 0-5, but all are welcome to attend. 
Free! Thanks to First 5 Placer
Telescope Workshop - Astronomy & Stargazing
Saturday, April 16, 2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Placer Nature Center
3700 Christian Valley Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Are you still wondering how to use the telescope in the closet or the present for Christmas? Bring your telescope to this class or watch how the many samples are used to get a magnified view of the night sky. Colfax astronomer Don Machholz, author and comet-hunter, will weave tales of the galaxies and explore the night sky with his telescopes. Besides the stars, the moon and jupiter will be viewed. Program is geared towards children 8 years and older. Register for the class by calling 530-878-6053 or email programs@placernaturecenter.org. 
Cancelled if you cannot see the stars.
Fee: $15 non members 
     $10 PNC Members 
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Placer Nature Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm
Placer Nature Center
3700 Christian Valley Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Join us in celebrating our 25 years of providing Environmental Education to children and adults. It will be a day of fun, music, live animal presentations, and learning for the whole family. Gold Country Wildlife Rescue will be attending with their Wildlife Ambassadors. Amazing Animal World will be bringing their Education Animals. We will update the details as we get closer to the date. 
Free! Our gift to you for supporting us and our mission for all these years.

 May 2016

Nature Play Hour - Our Day Outside
Monday, May 2, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Bring the tiny tykes for an outdoor adventure! Placer Nature Center staff will guide a nature walk at our place to discover nature in the Spring. Program is geared towards children ages 0-5. Bring a lunch if you would like to stay after the program and enjoy a picnic. 
Free! Thanks to First 5 Placer
Big Day of Giving 2016! - Support Placer Nature Center
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12am - 12pm (24 hours online fundraiser)
Placer Nature Center depends on the support of our programs, members and donors. Please consider offering your monetary support during this regional 24 hour online giving. For more information, please visit: 
https://bigdayofgiving.org/
https://givingedge.guidestar.org/nonprofit.aspx?orgId=1133214
Grandparents Day - Science Saturday
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Calling all grandparents! Bring the grand kids for a nature walk and picnic at the Placer Nature Center. Docents will be on hand for the guided walk and the decorated picnic tables will be ready for your picnic basket!
Fee: $3/per person (non-members)
Free! PNC members
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Tiny Tykes Gardening - Our Day Outside
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am
Let's get the gardens started at home and at the nature center. Bring the little hands to dig in the dirt and plant seeds and seedlings! Program is geared toward children ages 0-5. 
Free! Thanks to First 5 Placer
Astronomy & Stargazing
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Special focus on moon, Jupiter and stars! Feed your wonder and answer your questions about the space! Colfax Astronomer, Don Machholz, author and comet hunter will weave tales of galaxies and explore the night sky. Program is geared toward children 8 year and older. Registration is required. Please call: (530) 878-6053 or
email: programs@placernaturecenter.org
*canceled if you cannot see the start 
Fee: $7/per person (non-members)       
     $5/per person (PNC members)
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event.

 June 2016

Gardening - Science Saturday
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
It's time to plant a garden and watch your vegetables grow all summer! Come to the nature center and let us get your started. This Science Saturday will share lots of plant trivia. Do you know when you are eating the flower of a plant or a stem? Discover and plant vegetables to take home for the tiny tykes in your family as well as older children. 
Fee: $3/per person (non-members)         
     Free! PNC members
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Rain or Shine
Composting & Vermiculture - Green Gardening Series
Saturday, June 4, 2016
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Master Gardener and Composter, Richard Huntley will guide you through the how-tos for composting and vermiculture at your home. The Compost Learning Center at the nature center will give all the participants to see compost bins and worm bins in action. 
Fee: $3/per person (non-members)         
     Free! PNC members
*payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Rain or Shine
Summer Camp Registration is now open! For more information please visit: 
http://placernaturecenter.org/summer-camps-2016/ 

Providing Environmental Education since 1991