Butterfly House Opening & Eco-Faire

The ENC celebrated it’s annual Butterfly House Opening & Eco-Faire on May 2, 2009. The Alma Latina Dance Troop performed their dance, “metamorphosis” for us. Mike, our Grounds Coordinator, sold locally native butterfly host and nectar plants. Participants looked at butterfly wings under the microscopes. Many decorated re-useable canvas bags. ¬†Canvas bags are WAY better…

Spring Break Camp 2009

Wilderness Survival campers learning how to sterilize water…Holding a crayfish.Netting for crayfish.Digging in the midden.Staring a fire. Building a “log cabin” fire, striking a match.Touching a toad.Dressing like a reptile!Dressing like a mammal.Competing in a solar race.Filming our “documentary.”Building a shelter.Testing to see if our shelter is waterproof.Learning about edible plants.Making an alligator out of…

Positively Green Event – March 17, 2009

The Environmental Nature Center hosted ‚ÄúPositively Green,‚ÄĚ on March 17, 2009 celebrating our Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).¬† What a “cool” ice sculpture! ENC Lead Naturalist Dan Green & Naturalist Kathy Wiedel pose for the camera! Don’t drop it! ¬† The plaque is¬†made¬†from recycled…

President’s Week Camp at the ENC!

Campers in “Native American” Camp made beaded necklaces with a bear claw! Showing off a¬†necklace. ¬†The string was made by campers using palm leaves, and the shells were drilled by hand with pump¬†drills¬†-just like the Natives Americans did it! Making mini shelters in “Wilderness Survival” Camp. Making string takes team work! Listening attentively to Mr….

Home School Classes at the Environmental Nature Center

A non-Newtonian fluid is a fluid whose flow properties are not described by a single constant value of viscosity.Home school students create non-Newtonian fluids in MAD Science class at the Environmental Nature Center.Free radicals are atoms, molecules or ions with unpaired electrons (no friends). These unpaired electrons are usually highly reactive, so radicals are likely…

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