Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design SERIES (Certificate)

The third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month features a different style of arrangement, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create own one-of-a-kind floral designs. Sign up for all twelve classes and receive a certificate of floral design from Reiman Gardens!

$380 Members
$475 General Public
$323 ISU Students

Topics:
January 16 - From Earth to Sky: Ikebana
February 20 - Hanging Air Plant Terrariums
March 20 - Fresh "Floating" Arrangements
April 17 - Spring Swags
May 15 - Monumental Memorials: Pedestal Arrangements
June 19 - Bold Vertical Arrangements
July 17 - Simple Summer Arrangements
August 21 - Tethered Tropicals
September 18 - Balanced Botanicals: Contemporary Arrangements
October 16 - Creepy Crawly Vase Arrangements
November 20 - Cascading Cornucopias
December 18 - Table Runners with Holiday Greens

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Photography
Adobe Lightroom 201

6-week program beginning Thursday, March 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This 6 week course is designed to help you dive deeper into Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he covers print basics, how to edit tough images, multi-image processing for HDR and panoramas, trouble shooting common issues or errors, and the how’s and why’s of exporting. Lightroom 101 is the prerequisite for this class.
Please bring the following with you to each class: laptop with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6 or CC Classic, and your laptop’s power cord and mouse. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, February 28.

$140 Members
$175 General Public
$119 ISU Students

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Photography
Photographic Composition

4-week course on Mondays beginning March 5, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Create better images. Instructor Mark Stoltenberg will help you create stirring and beautiful compositions by learning how to better place or arrange the visual elements in your photographs. Learn how to better identify and use the elements of composition (line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color).
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. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, March 4.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Photography
Animal Photography

This program has been cancelled.

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

Want to take quality images of your pets, local wildlife, or improve those zoo pics? Learn the basic photographic techniques, poses, lighting, equipment, etc. to improve your animal photography, with treasured instructor Mark Stoltenberg.
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. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 5.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Photography
Beginner Photography

4-week course on Wednesdays beginning March 7, 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. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, March 6. Register early – this class fills up fast!

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
Day of Insects Reception

Friday, March 23, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Again this year for individuals that are in town early the night before our annual Day of Insects (DOI), we will have an opening reception. Come be casual, enjoy dinner, get to know other insect enthusiasts - there’s more of us than you think! Anyone attending DOI can sign up to attend the reception and there will be some slots made available for individuals unable to attend DOI so they can participate as well. Reception includes a keynote by Carl Strang titled, "Singing Insects 101: The Neocon Awards.”

$17 Day of Insects Reception

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Gardening & Insects
Day of Insects Workshop: BLOCK 1

Friday, March 23, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

The following options are available for BLOCK 1:

“Photography of Aquatic Insects: From Streamside to Desktop” presented by Greg Courtney, Iowa State University
After a brief introduction to macro photography “basics” (cameras, image size, lenses & lighting), we will delve into issues relevant specifically to photographing aquatic insects. This will include capturing images in both the field and laboratory. Live specimens will be available for “practice”, so be sure to bring your camera.  Note: This session is off-site; transportation provided.

“Basic BugGuide” presented by John VanDyk & Laura Jesse Iles, Iowa State University
This is a gentle introduction to BugGuide and how to use this community resource to identify insects. Learn how to interact with BugGuide 2.0 and see what's changed from BugGuide Classic. Ask questions about how to use BugGuide to track Iowa insects or anything else you want to know. John and Laura will demonstrate BugGuide and take feedback for improvement.  Note: This session is off-site; transportation provided.

$10 Workshop

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Gardening & Insects
Day of Insects Workshop: BLOCK 2

Friday, March 23, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The following options are available for BLOCK 2:

“A Speedy Look at Iowa's Snails" presented by Harlan Ratcliff
This workshop will be looking at terrestrial and freshwater snails of Iowa, and what information is available to study them. We will look at the anatomy of snails, and how they compare to other mollusks. I will have some snail shells and we will attempt to use keys to identify them to species. We will also see the premiere of a short movie called Lord of the Ring. (Since the budget was somewhat limited, "ring" is singular. We couldn't afford "Lord of the Rings.")

“Advanced BugGuide” presented by John VanDyk, Iowa State University
This workshop is for experienced BugGuiders or those who want to learn about the full power of BugGuide. Find out how to access BugGuide's API (application programming interface), machine learning, how to put a feed of recently submitted BugGuide images on your website, exporting BugGuide data, and other advanced topics.  Note: This session is off-site; transportation provided.

$10 Workshop

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Gardening & Insects
Day of Insects

Saturday, March 24, 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Celebrate the tenth annual Day of Insects at Reiman Gardens. Enjoy a day filled with presentations from professionals, academics, advocates, and enthusiasts. From beginners to seasoned veterans, Day of Insects has something for anyone interested in or involved with insects. On the day of the event, doors will open at 8:00 a.m. with presentations starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:20 p.m. Lunch is from 12:20-1:20 p.m. A menu is located within the registration and snacks will be available during breaks.

Optional workshops and a reception will be held on March 23. Workshops will run from 12:45 to 5:00 p.m. The reception will be from 6:00 t o 8:30 p.m. and will
include a keynote by Carl Strang titled, "Singing Insects 101: The Neocon Awards.”

Preregistration and prepayment are required by March 19.

$24 Full Day Registration with lunch
$18 Full Day Registration, NO lunch

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday March 29, 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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