ADULT PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center offers abundant opportunities to learn about Texas native plants, gardening, nature art, photography, writing and more — including our very popular Native Plant Gardening Series.

Classes generally happen during spring and fall, with other programs occurring throughout the year.

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June 2020

Summer Care for Native Plants – VIRTUAL

June 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$20
Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides. By Bruce Leander

Convert your yard into drought-resistant native plant habitat with tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy

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July 2020

NDAL Webinar: Ecological Design as Garden Art

July 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Cemetery Landscapes As Habitat

July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Specifications for Restoration Scale Projects

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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Monarchs, Milkweeds & More – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

July 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
Monarch butterfly on shrubby boneset

Learn about the amazing, migrating monarch butterfly and the plants they depend on

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Ruff Plants for Dog Lovers – VIRTUAL

July 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15
Dog plants

Learn about plants that can coexist fetchingly with canine companions

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NDAL Webinar: Rediscovering Historic Landscape Practice

July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States

Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Regenerative Agriculture: A Landscape Architect’s Role

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Regenerative Agriculture: A Landscape Architect’s Role Copy

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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Native Fruit Trees of Texas – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

July 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$15
Mexican plum (Prunus mexicanus)

Money may not grow on trees, but fruit does, and a healthy native fruit tree is truly priceless!

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NDAL Webinar: Harmony, Rhythm, and Time: A Composer’s Approach to Garden Design

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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Wild Night In: Inspired Conversations – VIRTUAL

July 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
Wild Night In graphic of windows at night and prickly pear paddles with Inspired Conversations subhead

A conversation with artists, activists and conservationists devoted to inspiring positive change in the world

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Wild Night In: Inspired Conversations – VIRTUAL Copy

July 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
Wild Night In graphic of windows at night and prickly pear paddles with Inspired Conversations subhead

A conversation with artists, activists and conservationists devoted to inspiring positive change in the world

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Gardening for Wildlife – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

July 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$80
Humming bird, salvia. By Bill Boyd

Learn to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and others

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August 2020

NDAL Webinar: Cross Pollination

August 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$74
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, & Renewal

August 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Native Annuals: An Underutilized Landscape Resource

August 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Genetic Variation and Native Plant Design: All Coral Bells Are Not Created Equal

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$48
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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NDAL Webinar: Seed to Landscape

August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape."

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NDAL Webinar: Organic Planting and Management: Glenstone Museum

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology, Culture and the Designed Landscape"

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September 2020

Native Plant Gardening Series: Small-lot Landscape Design – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Texas Mixed Border Garden

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Get expert guidance in designing small gardens and spaces

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants I – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Rock Rose, Pavonia lasiopetala. By Bruce Leander

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Dig deeper into the world of native plant ID and knowledge

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Large-Scale Landscape Design – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Wildflower meadow

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Get expert guidance designing for 1 or more acres

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Drawing: Colored Pencil on Toned Papers – NEW

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$95
Drawing: colored pencil on toned papers

Learn to observe and document natural forms in this outdoor, all-levels art class

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants II – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Carolina Jessamine

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Dig deeper into the world of native plant ID and knowledge

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Installation – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Milkweed seedlings PHOTO Joanna Wojtkowiak

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Learn to give those plants a great start and install garden features

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Austin Museum Day

September 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Colorful graphic with bold all caps font reading Austin Museum Day over red yellow and blue colorblocks with abstract geometric shapes in translucent primary colors on light red grid paper background

Join us for a free day at the Center or listen to our audio tour to explore from home

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Artist Talk & Poetry Workshop – VIRTUAL

September 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free

Enjoy a behind-the-exhibit talk with our artist-in-residence and explore your own creativity with a guided poetry exercise for Austin Museum Day

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
A person kneels in the garden and tends a small green plant

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Learn to keep your plants healthy

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Integrated Pest Management – VIRTUAL

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
A Chinese mantis feeds on a fly and a sphinx moth, respectively. PHOTO Chris Helzer

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: I.D. beneficial vs. harmful insects and learn best practices

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October 2020

Fortlandia: Opening Weekend (Members Only)

October 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 4, 2020 at 8:00 am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free with Admission
Fortlandia logo in orange on a light green background with the tagline "Your secret hideout awaits"

We welcome members to join us for the first weekend of Fortlandia's new season!

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Edible Native Plants & Where to Find Them – VIRTUAL

October 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
young man forages native plants

Discover edible native plants you can forage and harvest in Central Texas.

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An Introduction to Asteraceae (NEW) – VIRTUAL

October 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
fall asters

You most likely have a lot of asteracea neighbors; get to know them better with this class and virtual tour

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Get Growing With Plant Propagation (Series) – VIRTUAL

October 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$80
Young oak seedlings grow in the Center’s dedicated tree nursery. Photo by: Lacey Collins

Got plants? Make more plants!

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November 2020

My Stories, All True – VIRTUAL

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
Nonagenarian J. David Bamberger and journalist Pamela LeBlanc stand in a field surrounded by light green, thigh-high grass with a backdrop of dark green trees (out of focus). He wears khaki pants and a grey tee and has wavy white hair, and she wears white shorts, a blue and white gingham button up top with a structured straw hat over short brown hair. They are holding out their hands and looking down at a plant he is holding and she is smiling.

A fun talk with the author and subject of "My Stories, All True," about converting a worn-out ranch to a conservation site over the course of half a century

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Fall Native Plant Sale: Public Days

November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2020

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Tahoka daisies in the nursery

Shop a wide variety native Texas plants

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December 2020

Winter Tree Pruning – VIRTUAL

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
Flameleaf sumac (Rhus lanceolata)

For every tree there's a tool and for every tool there's a technique! Trees give us so much — learn how to keep them healthy and happy with proper pruning techniques from a landscaping expert

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Wreath Workshop – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

December 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45

Make a native-plant inspired wreath or centerpiece to liven up your home or give to a friend (on-site and virtual class options available)

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The Joy of Forest Bathing – VIRTUAL (SOLD OUT)

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Woodland Trail

Explore the meditative art of forest bathing with award-winning nature author, Melanie Choukas-Bradley

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Winter Care for Native Plants- VIRTUAL

December 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
Bluebonnet leaves coated with frost PHOTO Bruce Leander

This gardening workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter

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January 2021

Yoga & Singing Bowls

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2021

One event on July 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free – $15
Photo of yoga instructor Cynthia Bernard wearing a "Dog Ma" white tank and stirring the singing bowls laid out on a blue blanket in the gardens for a yoga class

Start your morning with movement, mindfulness and the music of Tibetan and quartz singing bowls & chimes

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NDAL Webinar: Landscape Learning Threads

January 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$78
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Professionals"

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NDAL Webinar: Distilling Nature’s Essence in the Garden

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$78
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Professionals"

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Creating Space for Nature Play at Home – VIRTUAL

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Nature play can reduce stress, increase physical activity, and help children develop such skills as reasoning, problem solving and cooperation. PHOTO John W. Clark

Learn how to create nature play space at home or in your community where children can lead with their imagination

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Designing a Rain Garden – VIRTUAL

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
Evening rain lily, Cooperia drummondii. by Marian Reid

Learn techniques for retaining rainwater, preventing runoff and reducing erosion in your garden

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NDAL Webinar: “Prairie-Side” Chats

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on day 14 of January, repeating indefinitely

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$38
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Home Gardeners & Educators"

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Dog Days

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free – $12
Dog Days 2018, Dog in front of American beautyberry

It's time for trails + tails with your canine bestie!

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NDAL Webinar: Schoolyard Habitats

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
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Part of the NDAL webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Home Gardeners & Educators"

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Kids Ask: Fortlandia

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
A small child wearing a face covering sits inside a yellow A-Frame structure atop a bed of mulch and under a large oak tree.

Hear from designers behind Fortlandia with a child-led Q&A

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Build-a-Fort Workshop Featuring Snake, Rattle & Roll

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
A structure or sculpture of a large snake made of car tires with a bright green eye and rope tongue with mulch on the ground and an oak tree in the background

Build your own fort from recycled materials with the designers of the Fortlandia Fort "Snake, Rattle and Roll"

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