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September 2016
$45

WILD about Early Learners – Cancelled

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 1970-01-01 08:00 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 17, 2016
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is pleased to partner with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to offer their nationally recognized Project WILD curriculum "WILD About Early Learners."  This 2-day professional development workshop will be held September 16-17,  Friday 4-9 PM and Saturday 8 AM - 5 PM at the Garden.  Interested parents and other adults are welcome to take the workshop, too.  Cost is only $45 which includes: 2 national guides (for K-12) Idaho specific WILD about Early Learners Guide Potato Bar Lunch…

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December 2016

Make Your Holiday Wreath

December 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Learn how to create a fabulous holiday wreath or centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights (Monday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 6) but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick your night and sign up soon! Just $20 covers materials and preregistration is required. You'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece when registering - either a metal form (18", 14", 12" or 10") or three 4" grapevine…

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Make Your Holiday Wreath

December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Learn how to create a fabulous holiday wreath or centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights (Monday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 6) but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick your night and sign up soon! Just $20 covers materials and preregistration is required. You'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece when registering - either a metal form (18", 14", 12" or 10") or three 4" grapevine…

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$20

Holiday Treats for the Birds

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Holiday Treats for the Birds Bring the kids to this family friendly workshop for the birds Saturday, December 17, 10:00-noon. Kristin Fletcher, SBG Education Director and  long time birder, will read a heartwarming story about a family who makes holiday treats for wildlife.  Then parents & kids will create 2 seed and fruit bird feeders to take home. Cost: $20 for 1 adult and 1 child. Each additional child is $7. No more than 2 children per adult. Space is limited.  Preregistration…

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April 2017
$16 - $20

For the Birds – Build a Chickadee Birdhouse

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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  Bring your kids to this family friendly workshop and help our feathered friends. You’ll build a birdhouse that’s just right for backyard chickadees, and then take it home.  Materials are provided. Date: Saturday, April 8, 10:00-noon Instructors: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher and James Stireman are long time bird enthusiasts. Cost: SBG members: $16 for 1 adult/1 child. Nonmembers: $20. Each additional child is $7. Preregistration required.

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May 2017

Climate Change & the Wood River Valley

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library,
415 Spruce Avenue
Ketchum, Idaho 83340 United States
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v This winter incredible snows overwhelmed the west while withering heat shattered historic February records in the east.  But is this dramatic weather the result of climate change?  Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and community partners for a talk by National Weather Service climate expert Alex deSmet.  DeSmet will explain climate basics before drilling down to changes scientists observe now.  He'll discuss potential local implications on temperatures, growing season, precipitation, soils and stream flow. After discussing why climate change matters to our diverse, resource-dependent economies, deSmet…

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June 2017
$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 13 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th - 8th graders. Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45…

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$5 - $10

Critters in the Garden – POSTPONED til later this summer

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Look familiar?  No matter where you live in the Wood River Valley, you've probably experienced the fondness of voles, rabbits, deer and other critters for veggies and flowers, even trees.  This class will explore why wildlife wants to eat your plants and how to get them to stop. Nonlethal methods will be emphasized. Information will also be presented about plants that resist wildlife depredation as well as those are harmful to wildlife and should be avoided. Date/time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 6:00 - 7:30…

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$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 20 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 27, 2017
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th - 8th graders. Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45…

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$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 27 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 27, 2017
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th - 8th graders. Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45…

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July 2017
$25

Daisy Doodles – Art in the Garden

July 10 @ 9:30 am - July 11 @ 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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  Tell a story...Explore the Garden...Journal...Create a Book...Bind & Glue...Paint....Sketch...Observe! Daisy Doodles is a fun, 2-day exploration of book making, journaling and art under the mentorship a local artist. Children will weave stories by creating hand-made books inspired by the garden's flowers, trees and creek. Materials and snacks are provided.  Suitable for ages 8-10 for a maximum of 10 children. Dates:  July 10-11, Monday & Tuesday, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Instructor:  Kate O'Brien, art teacher at Bellevue Elementary School. Cost: $25  

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August 2017
Free

‘Bonus’ Wildflower Walk – Apollo Creek

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Summer has been flying by all too fast....the wildflowers are great....and it's time for a "bonus" wildflower walk. Experienced wildflower guide Jeanne Cassell will lead us to Apollo Creek, a place she often goes this time of year. There are usually lots of flowers there because of the higher altitude. Other members of the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society will also be present on the hike. The hike is rated moderate-advanced because of the 6 miles…

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Free

Wildflower Walks – Exploring Trail Creek Summit

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

As the valleys heat up in mid summer, we head to the high country for the 4th in a series of monthly Wildflower Walks. Trail Creek Road (pictured in image) is a rough, mostly 2 lane gravel road that leads to some spectacular sites. After topping the 7,900' summit, we'll take a 1/2 mile hike (easy-moderate, includes a stream crossing) to visit Big Falls, prowl around fascinating beaver ponds and explore nearby high mountain meadows. Hosted in partnership with the…

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$90 - $100

Watercolor Techniques

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for four intimate, 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24. Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop. Watercolor Techniques will be held Saturday, August 19.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Then perhaps you'd like to dive into 3 subjects in 3 days during the Watercolor Explorations series Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will…

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September 2017
$25

Roots to Seeds

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is offering “Roots to Seeds,” a great end of the summer children’s workshop on Saturday, September 16. During this fun 3-hour class children ages 8-10 will explore the plant world from the ground up through stories, games and hands-in-the-dirt activities. Cost is just $25 per student and includes materials and snacks. Advance registration required. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost: $25, includes materials…

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Free

Native Pollinator and Native Plant Connections

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Celebrate the Equinox by joining the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a free talk and garden exploration with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Biologist Ross Winton.  Winton, a trained entomologist in the IDFG's Wildlife Diversity Program, will explore the many fascinating connections between native pollinating insects and native plants. The talk will be Thursday, September 21, 2017; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Participants will explore the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on foot while learning to identify native bumble bees…

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June 2017
Free

Wildflower Walk – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join local botanist Carol Blackburn, naturalist Ann Christensen and birding experts for the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We'll watch raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them. We'll also stop to discuss the causes and impacts of the Bannock War between Shoshoni-Bannock tribes and white settlers. This is the 1st of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden's (SBG) popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Hosted in partnership with the Idaho Native Plant Society. Walks are…

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