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Young Birders Walk

It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to

Good Earth Art for Kids

Calling all nature-loving artists and crafters! Join us to celebrate and honor the Earth by creating with natural materials discovered at summer’s end. Led by WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, we’ll enjoy the playful process of creating, learning more about other environmental artists, and take home a uniquely personal creation to display at home. Workshop most appropriate for children ages 8 and older. $15 for WVBG Members; $25 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted.

A Tour of the Night Sky

Kathryn Williamson, Teaching Assistant Professor and Planetarium Director, WVU Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with a talk about some of the highlights in the night sky, including planets, star clusters, and galaxies as well as the origins of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks on August 13. This will be followed, weather permitting, with the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes. Wear warm clothes and keep cell phones on “night mode” to preserve night vision. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Writing & Walking in Nature

Join Shannon Sankey, M.F.A. to discover the power of nature writing to connect you to your environment, your community, and yourself. Learn how to keep a field journal, how to practice the art of walking mindfully, and how to write about nature with rich sensory description while walking to and writing at various sites in the Botanic Garden. Ages 12 and up. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Forest Pathogens

What are forest pathogens, how do they spread, and what impact do they have on forest health? Join Dr. Matt Kassen, WVU Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, for an in-depth discussion followed by a walk to observe an example on-site at the WVBG. Offered in conjunction with the Monongahela Master Naturalists. Most appropriate for adults. Free. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Nature in Summer

Summer is a time of growth in nature and blooms in the garden! Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone to learn about what is happening in nature and at the Garden during the summer. The program will include a slide presentation followed by a walk. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short nature-themed story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $10 per family suggested donation for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Paper Flower Making

Let’s make paper flowers! Join WVU graduate student Alice Morgan to learn how to craft your own beautiful floral bouquets from cardstock. Make roses, daisies and more. Guaranteed not to wilt. Ages 14 and up. $15 for WVBG members; $25 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Insect Walk

Join Sue Olcott, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife diversity biologist, as we go in search of winged wonders. Learn to identify butterflies at the butterfly garden and watch for other jewels of the sky as we walk the reservoir trail. This walk is dependent upon warm dry weather. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Arthritis and Gardening

Join Doug Cumpston, Assistive Technology Specialist with WV AgrAbility & WV Assistive Technology Systems to learn how arthritis can impact your ability to carry out gardening activities and what can be done to minimize its effect while gardening. The program will focus on techniques and tools that will help others overcome the limitations that arthritis can impose on the gardener. Most appropriate for adults. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Forest Bathing Walk

Join yoga teacher and health psychologist Lisa Hynes for a gentle group walk and meditation event at the Garden. Forest bathing is a Japanese practice which has become an influential strategy for maintaining or building wellbeing since the 1980's. A growing evidence base of international research suggests Forest Bathing is an effective approach to stress management. Combining gentle walking, mindfulness meditation practices, insights into the natural treasures of the gardens, and group discussion, we will unwind and refresh together, and see the forest like you've never seen it before. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructors Heidi Sherwin (Fridays) and Sally Tolka (Mondays) to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members.

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free. Please register online at www.wvbg.org by the Friday prior to the event.

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.

Nature in Winter

What are the plants and animals doing during this time of year? What makes nature in winter so special? This program will be the first in a new series focusing on what is happening in nature and the Botanic Garden through the seasons. West Virginia Botanic Garden Education Director Erin Smaldone will present a short slide show followed by a walk around the Garden. All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Welcome Center any time. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Walking & Yoga: A Rejuvenating Journey in the Gardens

As the holiday season gets rolling, it’s time for you to get strolling and flowing! Treat yourself to time in nature and rejuvenate your mind and body with Heidi Sherwin, E-RYT. The workshop will include a mindfulness walk around the Gardens, followed by a gentle flowing yoga sequence and meditation in the Botanic Garden’s new Welcome Center. Yoga and walking make a perfect combination for connecting with the rhythms of nature, enhancing one’s energy, shifting the mood, and quieting mind chatter. Now that’s holiday joy! Please bring warm clothes, walking shoes, water, a journal and pen, and a yoga mat. Hot water and tea will be provided. The cost is $20 for WVBG members and $30 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org by November 28.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Bird Day

Join us for a fall bird walk led by local birder John Boback, a live bird presentation by the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, and basic birding skills and winter bird Identification by Mountaineer Audubon. See www.wvbg.org for schedule of events. All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public, Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Fall Mushroom Walk

West Virginia University Professor of Mycology Dan Panaccione will lead us in search of forest fungi. Dan will show us how to identify the native mushrooms at the garden by their unique characteristics. All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Moth Program

Local naturalist and educator John Boback will present on moths in WV, moth diversity, moth identification, moths as pollinators, and what we can do to help moths. Then we will catch and identify some moths! Bring a camera or smartphone to take detailed moth photos! This program is most appropriate for older children and adults. It is free and open to the public. Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Wildflower Walk

With local naturalist Ellen Hrabovsky, we will explore the plethora of summer wildflowers found around the reservoir basin. A wildflower book is helpful. All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public, . Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Family Walks

West Virginia Botanic Gardens hosts monthly Family Walks, which will now be on the first Friday of the month beginning at 10:00 am. These walks are a fun way for parents and kids to get out and enjoy the Garden. The walk is easy and about a mile in length. They typically last about an hour. “Off-road” strollers are welcome. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Come out and join us this spring/summer! Meet at the information kiosk near the lower parking area (which will be open for these events). Contact Erin Smaldone at Erin@wvbg.org or 304-216-8704 with questions.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Nature Photography Workshop

July 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Local photographer Dave Smaldone will teach participants how to use simple settings on their digital cameras (no smartphones, please), give compositional tips, and encourage seeing creatively in a variety of natural settings. Beginner and intermediate photographers are welcome. Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Enhance your Cooking with Fresh Herbs Class

Spend an evening during the summer solstice with Chef Marion Ohlinger of Hill and Hollow Restaurant as he shares his tricks of the trade of incorporating fresh herbs into recipes. Watch and sample some of his favorite summertime tapas recipes while enjoying a glass of wine in the Garden. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT BY NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 16TH.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Health Program

Essential Oils have a profound impact on supporting one's physical and emotional health, sometimes as quickly as just breathing in the healing aroma. Join Wellness Educators, Heidi Sherwin and Rebecca Ozbolt for an informational class including easy tips for using botanical oils and guided meditation with aromatherapy. This event is free and open to the public. Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Forest Understory Plants and Their Associated Canopy Species Walk

Research Botanist Cindy Huebner will lead a walk focusing on the identification of herbaceous plants and tree seedlings located in forest understories. We will also cover diversity and plant composition patterns found in particular forest types. This program is most appropriate for adults. It is free and open to the public Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Beginner’s Guide to Plant Identification Walk

On this walk with Research Botanist Cindy Huebner, participants will be introduced to the basics of plant identification and learn to identify several plant species with a focus on trees and shrubs. This walk is most appropriate for older children and adults. It is free and open to the public Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Medicinal Plant Walk

Herbalist Jen-Osha Buysse will take us for a walk and teach us about a few local plants and their medicinal properties, including a presentation on how you can turn these plants into medicine at home. This event is free and open to the public., and it is most appropriate for adults. Please refrain from bringing your pet. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Botanic Garden.

Celebrate Rosie the Riveters at the West Virginia Botanic Garden

The West Virginia Botanic Garden; Thanks, Plain and Simple!, Inc.; and local Girl Scout troops are cooperating on this event to honor the Rosie the Riveters who worked in the defense industries during World War II. This event will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a short program where local Girl Scouts will introduce some of the Rosies in the Morgantown area. We will then plant a pink dogwood tree tree at 1:00 p.m., at the same time other Girl Scouts are planting similar trees around the state. Thanks, Plain and Simple!, Inc. is a West Virginia organization that is spearheading this effort to recognize the Rosie the Riveters. The event is free and open to the public.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Pruning Workshop

Learn the proper way to prune a variety of shrubs and trees from an expert! Landscape Architect, George Longenecker will present information on a variety of equipment and its proper use, followed by a hands-on workshop at a Morgantown residence. More information and directions will be provided to registrants prior to the workshop. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT BY NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT MAY 7th.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Container Gardening Talk & Workshop

If you want to create a beautiful container garden but do not know where to start, then join Master Gardener Jan Mitchell to learn how to select, plant, and maintain a container garden. When a few basic principles are applied, even first-time gardeners can create and maintain attention-grabbing containers. Container, plants, and soil are provided. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT BY NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 23rd.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Spring Basket Centerpiece Workshop

Come learn basic arranging skills only this time in a basket! Join local floral and interior designer Aaron Sears at Plantology Emporium, 1344 University Ave., and choose from an assortment of baskets and spring flowers: snapdragons, larkspur, carnations, asters, mums, daisies, and more! This colorful arrangement will bring spring joy to your home! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT APRIL 8th.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Spring Wreath Workshop

Join local floral and interior designer Aaron Sears at Plantology Emporium, 1344 University Ave., to learn basic wreath making skills as well how to make a bow. Let's make something to welcome spring! You will be able to pick and choose from several stems and quality embellishments and silks to make each wreath specific to your style. Come and make something beautiful that you can enjoy for years! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT BY NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT MARCH 14.