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Monarch Fest

Lindsey Flannery
On Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 PM, Indian Creek Nature Center will hold its first ever Monarch Fest! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Monarch Fest will feature guest speakers from the Monarch Research Project and...
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Fresh air, daylight, gorgeous views? Check.

Lindsey Flannery
People are healthier, happier, and more productive if they have access to fresh air and daylight. The Living Building Challenge recognizes this, and among the imperatives it sets for creating a sustainable building is #8: Civilized Environment. One of the ways our new Amazing...
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No more fiberglass: sustainable insulation alternative

Lindsey Flannery
The sustainability of a building really comes down to a snug, well-designed envelope. The walls, windows, doors, roof and floor are what prevent cold air from escaping the building in the summer and warm air from escaping the building in...
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Registration open for Women in Nature

Lindsey Flannery
On Saturday, April 30, Indian Creek Nature Center will host its 23rd annual Women in Nature retreat. This day-long event, which some may know by its previous name of Women’s Walking Workshop, brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to...
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Easter weekend hours

Lindsey Flannery
We are adjusting our hours this weekend, March 25-27, in observation of the Easter holiday. We will close at 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Sunday. We are open normal hours on Saturday and featuring two public maple...
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Amazing Space update: What’s in a Ceiling?

Lindsey Flannery
March 7, 2016 Building progress is moving forward on schedule! Crews are staining the large, exposed wooden beams running through the building, or trusses. Where this is completed, they are installing tectum panels. Tectum is a wood-based, sound-absorbing system. This...
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March is Maple Syruping month!

Lindsey Flannery
Why is March maple syruping month? Because that’s when maple sap flows from the sugar maple trees at Indian Creek Nature Center! We turn that sap into our very own real, pure maple syrup. Want to see how we do it?...
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Record attendance in beekeeping class mirrors rising interest in pollinators

Lindsey Flannery
January 30, 2016 Enrollment in Indian Creek Nature Center’s annual beekeeping class tripled its typical enrollment – there are nearly 75 participants registered for 2016, versus 25 in previous years. “The increased interest in the class is largely due to...
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Project Update: Handling Rainwater Run-off

Lindsey Flannery
Infrastructure in general, and parking lots in particular, are notorious for causing water problems. During a rain storm, a variety of factors combine to devastate local water ways. The rainwater picks up contaminants, such as spilled oil and gasoline, and carries...
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