Upcoming Events

Youth & Family
Plant Pals

Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plant Pals is growing! Join us WEEKLY as our kids’ horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens. Now on Tuesdays! Classes involve hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and tastings, and are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$2 Member, ISU Student Youth
$6 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

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Gardening & Insects
Au Naturale: Landscaping with Native Plants

Thursday, July 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

It is easy for gardeners to get so caught up in the excitement of ornamental flowers that they forget the value of outstanding native trees and shrubs. With recent concerns about invasive species, pests and diseases, and a growing interest in attracting wildlife and insects, many homeowners and landscapers are looking to natives to either incorporate with ornamentals or create entirely naturalistic landscapes. However, cultural conditions of the modern home site may have been altered in such a way as to prevent the same healthy growth these species would find in natural sites. Ed Lyon will address such questions as why paperbark birch is a “suicide tree”, why sugar maples fail to thrive in the urban lot, just how serious the toxicity from black walnuts can be, how well natives work in the urban landscape, which native plants can still be invasive, and many other specifics – providing solutions as well! Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, July 25.

$12 Members
$15 General Public
$10.20 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Kids Story Time

Thursday, July 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

*NEW DAY! This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
Water Zendoodle Workshop for Kids

Friday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kids, join artist and instructor Sara Merritt for a fun and colorful workshop exploring this meditative art form through water-inspired shapes and designs. We will start with some simple coloring and pattern design, and then we’ll do some quick doodles in the Conservatory, and look closely at some of the Washed Ashore sculptures and water features for inspiration to make one-of-a-kind doodles. STEAM program suitable for ages 6+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, Monday, July 24.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Discovery Station: Trigger Fish

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

While at the Gardens, drop by our Discovery Station for fun activities that engage kids and adults. Throughout the summer, each Discovery Station will explore a different animal included in the amazing Washed Ashore exhibition. Play a game, create some art, or test a hypothesis while learning about these amazing creatures.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Education Program
Professional Development for Teachers: Haiku and Waterbased Media at Reiman Gardens

2-day workshop Monday, July 31 AND Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Teachers, need a boost to your curriculum? Using waterbased media, participants will meet all day July 31 and August 1 at Reiman Gardens to be inspired to paint flowers or other materials in the gardens. Using your choice of waterbased media, including: watercolors, watercolor pencils, Aquarelle crayons, or acrylics, participants will practice their medium of choice in creating paintings. This is NOT a How-to-Paint class, but rather an opportunity to hone your skills.

Using these paintings as inspiration, participants will then write Haiku poetry. A demonstration on Haiga, Sumi ink painting will also give participants an opportunity to try their hand at this technique. Discussion will focus on composition, color theory, watercolor techniques, Haiga, and writing Haiku. Final project will be to create a classroom display.
Please sign up through the following website:http://www.heartlandaea.org/ or CLICK HERE. Enrollment closes July 14.

$85.00 No Credit - Participant Only
$85.00 License Renewal Credit (1)

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Youth & Family
Plant Pals

Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plant Pals is growing! Join us WEEKLY as our kids’ horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens. Now on Tuesdays! Classes involve hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and tastings, and are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$2 Member, ISU Student Youth
$6 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

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Youth & Family
Kids Story Time

Thursday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

*NEW DAY! This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
Youth Summer Camp #3: Water & Wildlife

Thursday, August 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun indoors and out with educational activities focused on the connections between water, animals, and ecosystems! Explore the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, the Washed Ashore exhibit, and other parts of the Gardens with games, crafts, snacks, and more. STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday, August 1.

$14 Members
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students

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Adult
Reiman Gardens After Hours

Friday, August 4 from 5:00  to 8:00 p.m.

Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens After Hours! This quarterly event is an opportunity to enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting.

Listen to the Indigo Monks perform some classical jazz music.

ISU Catering will provide a feast of Italy buffet, which includes ISU lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, mixed salad greens with various dressings, chef’s choice vegetables, and breadsticks. Dessert will be a seasonal assortment of fresh dessert bars. Cash bar provided.

You must be 21 years-old or over to attend.

Preregistration and prepayment required by July 28 at noon.

$17 Members, ISU Students
$22 General Public
If registering after the RSVP deadline, price is $28 for everyone.

 

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