Saturday, February 16, 2013
Northeast Ohio maple syrup to complement pancakes, sausage, bird walks and shows
Enjoy local syrup with local feathered friends at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes next weekend. Pancakes With the Birds begins at 8 a.m. with bird walks and bird shows until noon. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children over three and free for children under three. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center and the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights' Third Grade Dictionary Project. For more information, visit the Shaker Lakes website.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Attendees will receive instructions on how and where to see birds and how to use binoculars.
Aspiring bird watchers will get a chance to learn more about the hobby Saturday during an event at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. The "Color Your Winter with Birds" event begins lasts from 10 a.m. to noon. "If you're a family that sees birds or has been interested in birds but hasn't taken that step to become bird watchers, you'll learn the basics," Nature Center spokeswoman Wendy Donkin said. "Where to go, how to look for them, how to use binoculars." The event will include outdoor instruction and an indoor, bird-themed craft event. "Birds are more visible in the winter, and you'll be able to spot them in trees now that there are no leaves," Donkin said. "It's easier for beginners." The event costs $7 for Nature Center members and $10…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The grant will support a marsh restoration project, a collaboration between Ruffing students, The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency presented Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights with a $5,000 grant, which will help support a marsh restoration project. Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade will work in collaboration with The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership to restore a marsh in the watershed. The groups will work together to identify native species, remove exotic species and cultivate seeds from native marsh plants, according to a press release from Ruffing. Students, led by Ruffing science teacher Mary Beth McCormack, will spend two to three hours a week working in the marsh. “I am thrilled to have funding for this project because our students will be able to use new …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the City of Shaker Heights will host the workshop, "Decorating for the Holidays from Your Garden" Sunday.
The City of Shaker Heights and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes are hosting a free holiday craft workshop this weekend, and plan to help you put materials from your fall garden clean-up to good use. Experts will help participants create holiday decorations such as Thanksgiving cornucopia centerpieces, table top boxwood trees or holiday wreaths from gourds, berry branches, flowering heads, pods, seeds, cones and other items from gardens. The "Centennial Elegant & Edible: Decorating for the Holidays from Your Garden" event will start at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Nature Center. The two-hour workshop is part of a series of events organized to celebrate Shaker Heights' centennial. Although the event is free, registration is required and…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Shaker Heights church will host a garden tour and Peter Bane book-signing event at 6:30 p.m. Friday
For the past nine months, vegetables, fruit and solar panels have accompanied praise at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. These additions are rooted in desires to go green, make aesthetic improvements and further embrace the concept of Unitarian Universalism. The church dedicated a permaculture garden in October. Intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, the garden features stone seating walls that provide a gathering space for congregation members who are welcome to enjoy a variety of berries, mint leaves and more. The $70,000 project was paid through individual contributions. Tom Gibson, a church member and volunteer who manages the garden, birthed the idea after taking a permaculture design course with Peter Bane in 2010 at…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes will host a celebration for the book, "The Legacy of Clark Freeway Fighters" Wednesday afternoon
Students at a nearby school spent four months learning about a piece of Cleveland Heights history from the people who made it. Teenagers from The Intergenerational School in Cleveland interviewed seniors from the Judson retirement community who helped halt an east side freeway project that would have destroyed the parks around Shaker Lakes and dozens of historic homes. Dave Harris compiled these conversations and other information including photographs and student drawings in his new book, The Legacy of Clark Freeway Fighters, to tell the story of the famous battle. The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is hosting a celebration for the launch of the hardcover, coffee table style book from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Representatives from …