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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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March 2017

Sprouts

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Guided Garden Tour

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Carolyn Long leading a guided tour during National Wildflower Week

Learn about the plants, history and architecture of the Center.

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Native Plant Gardening Series

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas Mixed Border Garden

Expert horticulturalists teach this series and prepare students to transform gardens into native plant landscapes. Take the series or individual classes.

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$35

Nature Writing

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Students will explore the outdoors, read published works for inspiration and build on writing prompts to help creativity flow. Saturdays through April 22.

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Tracks, Scats & Signs

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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For families who love getting outdoors and want to up their exploration game, there's plenty of hands-on learning to be had at the Center!

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$15

Wellness Wednesday: Qigong

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 17, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Carve out some time for self-care in the gardens with Qigong, an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

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April 2017
Free

Birds That Boogie: Talk & Activities

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Male Araripe Manakin, by Rick Elis Simpson

Join the UT Plant Biology Program at the Wildflower Center for an interesting and exciting science lecture with free reception and activities. All ages welcome!

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Spring Native Plant Sale: Member Day

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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California poppies ready for the plant sale

The Wildflower Center's Spring Native Plant Sale will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives adapted to thrive in our crazy climate. Friday, members only. Saturday, public.

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Spring Native Plant Sale: Public Day

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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California poppies ready for the plant sale

Featuring hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, perennials, wetland plants, shrubs and trees.

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Moonlight Hike

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Moon rising through fall trees

Join us on an after-hours, moonlit hike throughout the gardens and the Texas Arboretum.

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Botanical Art Drawing

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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Container Gardening

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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At the Wildflower Center, families grow together! Learn, plant and take home your new greenery.

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Native Plants of Central Texas

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Get to know your natives! Learn how to ID plants using a key and other observational techniques.

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$95

Nature & Wildlife Photography

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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"Take only photographs; leave only footprints..." But take REALLY GOOD photographs!

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$35

RESCHEDULED: Floral Design With Natives

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring the beauty of wildflowers into your home throughout the seasons.

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Free

Member Game Night!

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join us for an exclusive after-hours game night for members only. Jenga, cornhole and more in the Family Garden!

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May 2017

National Wildflower Week

May 1 - May 7
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wildflowers along I-35 in Austin, by John W. Clark

Lady Bird Johnson said wildflowers “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.” Right she was! From bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) blanketing Hill Country roadsides and purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) dotting Wisconsin prairies to California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) making good on their state’s nickname, wildflowers are admired nationwide — and they’re celebrated officially every first week of May. What better way to commemorate these iconic features of our landscapes than to get outside and learn more about them? During National…

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$25

Mindfulness in Nature: Aerial Yoga

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Aerial yoga, by John Clark

Enjoy the benefits of both nature and movement in aerial yoga under the trees with the aid of "silk" hammocks.

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Birds & Blooms

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Take a walk with experts to learn about several bird and plant species native to the Hill Country.

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Wildflower Watercolors

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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How to catch a wildflower? Put petals on paper with beautiful results using watercolors!

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$35

Floral Design With Natives

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:30am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring the beauty of wildflowers into your home throughout the seasons.

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Floral Silk Painting

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 14, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Spend the weekend creating a floral painting on a lightweight silk scarf and walk away with a wearable field of blooms to sport all spring and summer.

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Free

Wild Families: Wildflowers

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Family-level members, join us for wildflower bingo, a tour and more!

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Landscape Photography

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to see landscapes with the eye of a trained photographer and capture crisp, composed shots by practicing amidst the Wildflowers with a pro instructor.

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$95

Nature Drawing in Color

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Develop skills in composition, drawing technique and color blending. Learn to create proportionally correct forms and believable textures.

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Garden Bug Trackers

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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What’s got six (or more) legs and can be found in our gardens? Families will find out together as the class gets up close to the critters of the Center.

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June 2017
$95

Botanical Art Development

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Rendering botanical art is a great way for any naturalist to practice observation, and this class will introduce new skills to experienced artists.

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Camp Wildflower: Bug-ologists

June 5 - June 9
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower 2016 showing children plant types.

Campers will investigate insects and become a junior entomologists during this creepy, crawly week of camp! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions. Summer camp is…

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Babies & Blooms Bootcamp

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Get outdoors to enjoy the benefits and beauty of nature while getting your exercise and bonding with your little one!

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Fit for Life Exercise Class

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Flowers and fitness come together for a whole body/mind refresh! Designed with adults 55+ in mind.

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Nature Nights

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. From hawks to rocks, there's a new theme each week!

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Basic Drawing Skills

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Drawing can connect us to the world on deeper levels through observation, reflection and expression. Learn skills in the classroom and practice in the gardens!

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Camp Wildflower: Have to Have a Habitat

June 12 - June 16
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Children learning about how to construct shelter made of bamboo at Camp Wildflower.

Who lives here? Campers will trek through the gardens to discover firsthand what makes for a successful habitat. Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and…

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Camp Wildflower: Soil, It’s Alive!

June 19 - June 23
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Campers get their hands dirty learning what soil is made of and what lives in it! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions.…

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$45

Summer Care for Native Plants

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas Mixed Border Garden

Interested in converting your yard into drought-resistant native plant habitat? Learn tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Create

June 26 - June 30
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Environmental Engineer Michelle Bright teaching Camp Wildflower about Landscape Design.

This week, campers discover why nature has been the muse of great artists for eons.

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July 2017

Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 5 - July 7
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child examines the Family Gardens water during Camp Wildflower 2016.

Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Camp Wildflower: Botanist Bonanza

July 10 - July 14
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Minette teaching children about botany during Camp Wildflower in 2016.

What makes a plant a plant? Campers find out while playing botanist for a fun-filled week of green discovery.

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Invasive Species Curriculum for High School Teachers

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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This workshop introduces teachers to a curriculum designed around the issue of invasive species. Learn to transform high school students into citizen scientists as they collect data on local invasive plant species. The lessons will satisfy the TEKS 11-12 grade Environmental Science Section 112.37 (Environmental/Systems). CEU and ES credits are available. Space is limited and registration is required; register here. Registration is $10 thru June 16 and $25 thereafter. Lunch is included!

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Botany X-Files: Unlocking the Mysteries of Food & Drug Plants

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Investigate what plants are on your plate and in those pills! Open to everyone; educators get CPE credit.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 17 - July 21
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower heading out for a walk.

Campers become detectives this week as they investigate the natural world using microscopes, nets and all the senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals!

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Free

Lady Bird Day

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson in May 1995.

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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Camp Wildflower: Friend or Foe?

July 24 - July 28
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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From invasive species to beneficial insects, campers learn that some organisms help each other while others can hurt their surrounding environments.

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Project Learning Tree & Tree Mapping Workshop

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Educators, learn how to use Project Learning Tree and how to map trees with a locally-developed app.

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