Upcoming Events

Gardening & Insects
Iowa Butterfly Survey Network REFRESHER Training

Saturday, April 21, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Already an active participant? Bring a sack lunch and join entomology staff at Reiman Gardens for this annual refresher to keep you up to speed with the latest information.

Preregistration is REQUIRED.
Free for everyone - no admission necessary.

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Gardening & Insects
Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from our entomology staff. Learn survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies so you can help monitor butterfly populations, and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED.
Free for everyone - no admission necessary.

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Art
Magic Block Fidgety-Gidget Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Create your own fidgety-gidget with master crafter and miniaturist, Pam Messer. Inspired by Chinese “magic block” toys, you’ll learn the process behind these awe-inspiring moveable cubes, and use beautiful papers to make your very own. Suitable for ages 7+. All materials provided. Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, April 19.

$24 Members
$30 General Public
$20.40 ISU Students

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Events
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Saturday, April 21, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Reiman Gardens would like to invite you to join us for a buffet style breakfast as a token of appreciation for all you do! Volunteers are truly the heart of the organization and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you. There is no specific meal time, so feel free to stop by anytime between 8:00 and 10:00 to grab a bite to eat and mingle with other volunteers and Reiman Gardens' staff.

Please RVSP to the Reiman Gardens’ Volunteer Coordinator at rgvolunteer@iastate.edu or (515)294-8225.

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult. No preregistration required.

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

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Events
Members Only Preview for Sculpture Exhibit: Wind, Waves & Light

Friday, April 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Members please join us at the unveiling of the Wind, Waves & Light sculpture exhibit before it opens to the general public. Take part in a tour to see each of these beautiful sculptures. While here, members may also see the spring blooms outside and the display in the Hughes Conservatory.

Enjoy a dessert (including cupcakes from Ali Cakes) and coffee, as well as a presentation by the exhibit creator, George Sherwood. Walk outside to see an abstract film, called Echos created by Betsy Tobin of Now or Never Theatre, of Sherwood's work projected onto trees and shrubs.

The Wind, Waves & Light exhibit will be at the Gardens until November 3 and features 13 sculptures designed to explore space, time, and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. The sculptures are made of stainless steel, and the reflective qualities integrate each sculpture into its environment. Wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the qualities of light and movement of the sculptures.

George Sherwood, an award-winning American sculptor, was born and raised in the coastal town of Fairfield, Connecticut. He now lives and works in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and holds degrees in both art and engineering.

Free and open to all Reiman Gardens' members. An RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP by April 20 at 12:00 p.m. to the Membership Coordinatorat 515-294-3755 or rgmembership@iastate.edu.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the sculptures.

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Gardening & Insects
Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training (off-site)

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Monarch Research Lab
4970 Lakeside Road
Marion, Iowa

Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from our entomology staff. Learn survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies so you can help monitor butterfly populations, and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED.
Free for everyone

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Events
Opening Weekend of Sculpture Exhibit: Wind, Waves & Light

Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wind, Waves & Light will be the major annual exhibit for Reiman Gardens in 2018, coinciding perfectly with the Gardens’ annual theme of “movement”. The Wind, Waves & Light exhibit will be at the Gardens until November 3 and features 13 sculptures designed to explore space, time, and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion.

The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. The sculptures are made of stainless steel, and the reflective qualities integrate each sculpture into its environment. Wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the qualities of light and movement of the sculptures.

George Sherwood, an award-winning American sculptor, was born and raised in the coastal town of Fairfield, Connecticut. He now lives and works in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and holds degrees in both art and engineering.

No preregistration required.

Free for members and ISU students.

Price of admission for the general public.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the sculptures.

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Photography
Beginner Photography

4-week program on Mondays beginning April 30, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks". Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. This class is the prerequisite for many other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, April 29. Register early – this class fills up fast!

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Photography
Architecture Photography

4-week course on Tuesdays beginning May 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Architecture is one of the most challenging subjects to compose and light. Join award-winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography for a new course covering the basics of taking great architecture images – both external and internal. You will learn how to handle different qualities of light, color balance, color correction, and get great tips for editing. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, April 29.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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