July is in Full Swing with Talks and Classes for Children

July 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Brown Bag Botany

The Bailey Museum has a great talk for gardeners.  The third talk in our summer Brown Bag Botany series will be on Wednesday, July 12 at noon featuring Dane Terrill who will discuss worm composting or ‘Vermiculture.’  He will discuss the process of using worms to improve composting and turn it into nutrient-rich material to promote healthy gardens and rebuild soil.

Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to bring a lunch and sit at the picnic tables under the Walnut Tree behind the museum.

Outdoor Explorers

Every Thursday from July 13 to August 10 a new topic will be explored. Class time is 10 to noon and will include a light snack. Price is only $10 for each session per student and is for children ages 6-11.  The classes will be outside, unless the weather is rainy.  Each session is limited to only 15 children so register soon.

There are five topics:

July 13    Bees….Native bees, honey bees and the honey bee game!

July 20    Composting…Meet the critters that make soil great and make a mini composter to take home!

July 27    Amazing Arthropods…They live in the deepest part of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks…beautiful butterflies to creepy spiders come hunt for examples at the museum!

August 3     Geocaching in the Backwoods….Catch the latest craze in our backwoods…find treasures or study science with a GPS!

August 10    Fossils… Get up close and personal with bones in rocks!

Outdoor Explorers registration form


These activities are supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Children’s educational programs are supported by the South Haven Garden Club.

Contact the museum for more information at 269-637-3251 or info@libertyhydebailey.org.


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