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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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June 2018

Camp Wildflower: Botanist Bonanza

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 22, 2018

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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Sprouts

June 22 @ 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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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Guided Garden Tour

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 2, 2018

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

Tour our gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent and learn about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. Each of our docents bring their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. Garden tours are always free with admission to the gardens; inquire at the Admissions Kiosk! Interested in volunteering for our educational programs? Inspired by nature? Come share your passion! In spring we have weekly training and volunteer opportunities with…

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Native Host Plants for Butterflies & Moths – NEW

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to create a host-plant haven for the larvae of Texas butterflies and moths with native plants in your garden.

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Camp Wildflower: Soil, It’s Alive!

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 29, 2018

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 4 - July 27. 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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Drawing I – Short Form

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Presented in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School. You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens. All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways…

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Tai Chi

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Botanical Illustration

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, happening 7 times

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens. Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio.…

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Nature Nights: Water

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Young boy at the Wildflower Center

Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology.

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July 2018

Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 6, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Camp Wildflower: Pollinators to the Rescue

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 13, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Kids wearing insect masks

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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Tai Chi

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 18, 2018

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

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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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Nature and Abstract Drawing

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration. Class will start with perennials, seedpods, trees, rocks, and water studies and learn how to transform these representational objects into abstract formal compositions that reflect your personal interests. Students will use graphite, charcoal, ink, and a variety of paper surfaces.

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Luscious Landscapes (Watercolor Painting)

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Presented in partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. Transparent watercolor is the perfect medium for capturing landscapes. Create beautiful light patterns and establish a mood in your paintings by working in the studio as well as our gardens and natural areas. Demonstrations will emphasize the use of fresh, lively color. Some experience in watercolor painting is recommended.

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Drawing I – Short Form

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Camp Wildflower: Have to Have a Habitat

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

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 4 - July 27. 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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Lady Bird Day

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Lady Bird Johnson

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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