Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Backyard Skills Workshops at The Ecology Center

Just a quick note to let you know of some awesome upcoming workshops at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano- there's absolutely no reason to be bored on a summer Saturday! 

 May 29th: WIND – Kite-making & Flying 
Students get a lesson in the ways of the wind and learn how to harness its natural power with this kite-making and flying session. Cost: $25 + $10 materials 

June 5th: The Art of Bee-keeping
Take a lesson from the local experts - none other than the ladies of Backyard Bees - in caring for these amazing insects. Cost: $25

 June 12th: WATER – Rain Barrel Construction 
After a lesson in the “why” and “how-to” of rain water harvesting, students roll up their sleeves and construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home and put to use. Cost: $25 + $40 materials

 July 24th: FIRE – Solar Oven Construction 
Using only cardboard, newspaper, plastic wrap and sunshine, students will construct fully functional solar ovens and enjoy a sample of some tasty solar oven-baked goodies. Cost: $25 + $10 materials

August 28th: EARTH – Composting with Worms 
Trash becomes treasure when worms transform kitchen scraps into nutrient-dense compost for healthy soil and happy plants. Students will head home with their own fully prepped worm bin. Cost: $25 + $20 materials
A big thank you to the City of San Juan Capistrano, another sponsor of this worm bin class!

This schedule is subject to change. Visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223 for updates.

The Ecology Center is founded on the principle that people can make a difference. We seek to inspire and involve people in the stewardship of Southern California's environment, providing education in sustainable agriculture, ecological design and the heritage of San Juan Capistrano. With the support of local volunteers, the nonprofit organization is currently underway in developing a unique and poignant eco-conscious learning facility. Together we can create a diverse, safe, and healthy world with clean air, water, and power that is economically, ecologically, and equitably enjoyed by all.


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