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Upcoming Classes & Events at the SOUTH TEXAS BOTANICAL GARDENS & NATURE CENTER
Gardens & Nature Center announces topics for 2014 Winter Lecture Series
CORPUS CHRISTI--The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center offers its seventh WINTER LECTURE SERIES for Texas winter visitors and area residents. Guest speakers will present a variety of nature and horticultural topics which define and explain our unique South Texas environment, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., on the following Wednesdays, in January and February. Check in at the Visitors Center, 8545 S. Staples. Members FREE! Non-members free with admission;
$7 adults, $6 seniors at 60, active military, college students. (Reservations not needed.) Lecture Topics are:
Jan 15: Vegetable Gardening Secrets-Carol Krank, Staff Horticulturist
Jan 22: Birding in Blucher Park & Coastal Bend-Pat Botkin, Nueces Master Gardener
Jan 29: Great Texas Trees-Michael Womack, Executive Director, Horticulturist
Feb 5 : Great Spaces-Exploring St. Louis City Park-Doug Wade, Landscape Architect
Feb 12: Bonsai Basics-Betty Whitt, Corpus Christi Bonsai Club
Feb 19: Community Gardenening in Corpus Christi-Carol Barragy, Norma Hernandez
Nueces Master Gardener Community Garden Coordinators
Feb 26: Passionate for Plumeria-Sabra Morlan, Nueces Master Gardener
Blacklock’s Winter Finch/Sparrow ID short course will be held at Botanical Gardens in January
CORPUS CHRISTI—A two-part Winter Finch & Sparrow Identification short course taught by award-winning author, birder and naturalist Gene Blacklock includes lecture from 6:30-9:15 p.m., Monday, January 20, and fieldtrip from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 25, at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples Street. Prepaid registration required by January 15 is $45 members, and $80 non-members including Botanical Gardens general admission. Class maximum is 20 students. Call 361.852.2100 for registration, 361.547.0855 for curriculum questions.
Blacklock’s Advanced Bird ID ‘Grad School’ Series returns to Botanical Gardens & Nature Center beginning February 10
CORPUS CHRISTI— Blacklock’s Advanced Bird ID Grad School Series will be offered beginning Monday, February 10, at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples Street. Instructor is Gene W. Blacklock--award-winning and entertaining birder/naturalist; co-author of Birds of Texas-a Field Guide and Birds of the Texas Coastal Bend; former environmental educator for Welder Wildlife Foundation, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program; and Texas Parks & Wildlife field biologist in colonial water bird management.
The series, which offers 10 class sessions, 6:30 to 9:15 pm Mondays, plus three field trips, continues through May 5. Completion of Blacklock’s Beginning Bird ID 101 Series, or the equivalent prior birding education classes, is recommended to enroll in Grad School. Course tuition is $165 for STBGNC members, $200 non-members. (Non-member fee includes one-year individual STBGNC membership.)
Class maximum is 18. Prepaid registration is required by February 5. Fee includes all Gardens & Nature Center admissions. For registration, call the Botanical Gardens, 361.852.2100. For curriculum questions, call Blacklock, 361.547.0855.