Holiday Workshops at The Heard Natural History Museum

Parents preparing for holiday events often look for special activities to keep kids busy, but entertained during the holiday break.  In The Heard’s  new Kids’ Holiday Workshops, kids ages 5-12 will have a great time completing nature crafts, meeting animal ambassadors, enjoying nature, creating fun and functional gifts, and more!

Winter Wildlife Treats!

Monday December 20, 2010
9am -12pm or 2pm – 5pm
$30/student – sibling discount $25/student

Kids will create healthy, fun, food items that are safe to feed our local animals and birds in the winter. A live animal ambassador will come to visit with the kids. A nature hike on our beautiful sanctuary will highlight the needs of animals in winter. A light animal cracker snack will be provided. All materials are provided. Please send your student adventurer in long pants and closed toe shoes and jacket or coat as needed. To register please e-mail Steffanie Mann at smann@heardmuseum.org Please note any food allergies on your registration form.

Nature’s Ornaments

Tuesday December 21, 1010
9:00 am -12:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
$30/student – sibling discount $25/student

Using abundant items from nature’s beauty students will create lovely decorations for your home this holiday season. Several projects will be completed. A live animal ambassador will come to visit with the kids. A nature hike on our beautiful sanctuary will share the winter beauty of the outdoors. A light animal cracker snack will be provided. All materials are provided. Please send your student adventurer in long pants and closed toe shoes and jacket or coat as needed. To register please e-mail Steffanie Mann at smann@heardmuseum.org Please note any food allergies on your registration form.

Gifts the Recycled Way

Wednesday,  December 22, 2010
9:00 am -12:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$30/student – sibling discount $25/student

Learning to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE, the fun way! Students will create some fun and functional gift giving items from repurposed materials. They will learn just how long trash really lasts and different ways to recycle. A live animal ambassador will come to visit with the kids. Students will be taken outside on a nature hike and complete some Leave No Trace environmental awareness activities. A light animal cracker snack will be provided. All materials are provided. Please send your student adventurer in long pants and closed toe shoes and jacket or coat as needed. To register please e-mail Steffanie Mann at smann@heardmuseum.org Please note any food allergies on your registration form.

Have You Heard What’s Happening at The Heard?

1% of Whole Foods Grand Opening Proceeds to the Heard

November 1, 2010
10:00 AM-7:00PM

Shop the new Whole Foods of Fairview on November 1st, and 1% of the proceeds will to go the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. The Heard will be outside the store with animals to educate and provide shoppers with details about the museum including events, exhibits, education programs, summer camps and more. Thank you to Whole Foods Market at Fairview for inviting the Heard to participate in their Grand Opening.

Holiday Trail of Lights

December 17, 18 & 19, 2010
6:00-9:00PM

Tired of the mall? Bundle up your family, get out of the car and experience the most unique holiday lighting display in North Texas. Enjoy the 2nd annual Heard Holiday Trail of Lights. See thousands of holiday décor and lights-many synchronized to holiday music-for a ½ mile along the Heard nature trails. Take photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive, decorated cabin also along the trail. Listen to live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater and enjoy hot beverages. Support the Heard and have fun at this family-friendly fundraiser. Watch for an email, coming soon, with links to ticketing and more!

Upcoming Education Programs

To register for any of the programs below please e-mail Steffanie Mann at smann@heardmuseum.org

Night Hike
November 27, 2010

A trail which is familiar by day becomes a whole new experience at night! More info>

Star Party with Dr. David Baker
November 19, 6:30PM

$5 adults, $3 children ages 3-12

Geared toward families with kids, this night will be full of fun astronomy based activities. Dr. David Baker will present his new book “The 50 most extreme places in our Solar System”. Then families will have the opportunity to star gaze with real telescopes and volunteers that can share stories about the constellations. Telescopes will be in the meadow behind the outdoor amphitheater. To register please e-mail Steffanie Mann at smann@heardmuseum.org