Sunday, November 22, 2015

This p.m. at Ijams

Albino box turtle cared for by the Ijams education staff

Join us today at Ijams. Here's our program schedule:

1 PM Meet a feisty American kestrel, 
the smallest bird of prey in the TN Valley
If the female kestrel (4 oz.) weighed as much as a local female bald eagle (9+ lbs.) she would dismember me with nary a sigh, instead she simply eyes my outstretched finger. She's focused. Watch me contain her. Free to public.

2 PM Get eyeball-to-eyeball with a precious albino box turtle, and learn about her rare genetic disorder
Found six years ago in a little boy's backyard, she has lived protected at Ijams ever since. For her backstory, click: foundling.

2 PM Make a Gourd Biscuit Warmer 
Just in time for Thanksgiving! Come out for a fun class as we transform gourds into beautiful and useful centerpieces for your table that can be filled with biscuits, rolls, or any other holiday treat. Learn techniques from local artist, Jackie Hardin, on how to cut and decorate the gourds to last for years to come. Class fee is $22. Must register by calling 577-4717 ex 110.

3 PM Junior Girl Scouts Scribe Badge Workshop 
Words are powerful tools. Great writing can make people feel encouraged, entertained, or excited. It can create fantasy worlds or preserve events from history. And just writing down your feelings actually makes you feel better! Join me for this badge workshop, we’ll find out what you can do with words.
Such fun!

Gourd Biscuit Warmer

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