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Signup for Snacks & Beverages Online!

Posted by Elisa ONeal on February 4, 2020 12:05 CST

You can now sign up to bring snacks or drinks to our monthly meeting online at signup.com. It's super easy and you don't even need to create an account to do it.

You may have used signup.com when signing up for the Martyn Farm Harvest Festival these past 2 years. Here is all you need to do:

1) Go to the signup.com page here: https://signup.com/go/UbNRwJJ
2) Find the date you want to bring snacks or drinks for and click the green " Sign Up" button.
3) On the next page, enter your email into the email field and click submit.

NOTE: SignUp.com DOES NOT share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact elisa@abnc.org and we can sign you up manually.

If you haven't been to one of our volunteer meetings, considering joining us. We usually meet at 6:30 on the 2nd Thursday of the month Aug-May. Speakers are arranged to share their knowledge and experience in a variety of areas and topics from natural or cultural history to conservation and preservation. It really is a great way to expand and develop yourself while enjoying the company of fellow volunteers. Come out and see us!

If you have any questions, please email elisa@abnc.org.

Eco-Camp Requirements

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on June 25, 2019 14:08 CDT

Our Education Department would like to do a paper mache project with the campers this summer, but they are in need for newspaper. Please note, they can not use any shiny paper or ads, just the newspaper sections. You can drop off the newspaper to the front office and let them know it is for education.
Thank you in advance.

Supplies needed for Eco-Schoolers

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 14, 2018 14:18 CDT

As we move into our fall semester, we will need to restock our supplies for our classes. The Education Department is in need of wine corks, eye droppers (cleaned), cereal boxes, paper egg cartons and TP rolls. If you can help, just bring them to the front office and we will make sure they get to the Education Department.
Thanks again for all you do.

Supplies for Eco-camp

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on May 11, 2018 10:08 CDT

Our Education Department is in need of the following supplies for Eco-Camp. If you have any of these supplies please bring them to the office and we will make sure they get to where they need to be. Thanks in advance.

2L clear, ( no color) , plastic soda bottles with caps
disposable aluminum pie pans 
shoe boxes
play dough
smooth river rocks
nature magazines with lots of colored pictures

Needs for the Lab

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on November 20, 2017 16:41 CST

If you have any old beach towels, large towels, hand towels or wash clothes you are looking to get rid of, please bring them to Kristin Hill, in the lab. Most of the towels in the lab are nearing the end of their life. Thanks you.

Attention Quilters

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on November 15, 2017 10:25 CST

Beth Kartrude has past issues of quilters magazines that she would love to share. If anyone in interested in these magazines please let Liz VanOrstrand at liz@abnc.org know and she will put you in touch with Beth.

Volunteers Needed

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 18, 2017 16:12 CDT

We have two volunteer opportunities come up in the next week.

On Friday, August 25 from 9 to 1 pm Raquel Lewis will be the Mistress of Ceremonies as she takes on the project of getting the Pole Barn back in shape. She could use 2 to 4 people to help her out.

Then on Tuesday, August 29 from 9 to noon, we will be giving the auditorium lobby a good cleaning and could use a few extra hands.

Animal Etiquette for the Public

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on June 27, 2017 12:06 CDT

We have noticed that people need to be reminded about Animal Etiquette. Kristin has given us a few did different lines we can use to remind them of how to act. Please remember that most people don't understand that animals get stressed just like we do. It is our job to help them understand this universal concept. We all need to help people understand how to better connect with our resources.

Animal Etiquette for the Public
" Try to keep in mind that you are entering the animal's home and we want to keep them comfortable. Loud noises and rapid movements startle them."
" The quieter you are when observing educational ambassadors and wildlife, the more likely you are to observe their natural and interesting behavior. Try to avoid loud noises and rapid movements."
" When it comes to the educational ambassadors and wildlife you may see here at the Nature Center, remember proper viewing etiquette. Which includes, keeping voices low, limiting disruptive movement, not throwing items at animals/into enclosures, not tapping on glass/fence, and keeping hands and feet outside of enclosures." 

Snakes are out

Posted by Polly Swerdlin on February 15, 2017 10:48 CST

From Tom Scarsella:
I saw a Copperhead in the vegetable garden tool shed on Sunday afternoon.  It slithered away into the floor space under the cabinet.  Nothing to worry about.  We'll move some things away carefully with a goal of reducing the hiding places close to one's feet.

It was a pretty little thing; maybe a foot long and not at all interested in a confrontation.  It  may have been the same one Hilary and I found hiding under a tub by the compost in January. The snake and I met again in the shed on Sunday afternoon and there was a mutual retreat.

Reminding everyone that Spring has arrived and that snakes are likely to be encountered in all the usual places.

Coffee cans needed

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on December 22, 2016 10:35 CST

I am in need of 12 empty 3 pound metal coffee cans. Please drop off at volunteer office. Thank you. 

Labor Day

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 30, 2016 14:08 CDT

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

That will be Monday, September 5th and ABNC will be open to the public on this day. If you are available to lead a hike, be a greeter, do a demo or any other the usual activities we have on the weekends, you are more the welcome to join us that day. As always just let the front desk know you are here and volunteering so that they can let the guesses know what to look for on site.

Thanks to all who,as always.

Education Needs or Not

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 4, 2016 09:18 CDT

Please note that the Education Department does not need any more recyclables.  They have enough paper towel, TP rolls, egg cartons, cardboard etc.  Thank you to all

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on June 30, 2016 16:05 CDT

Eco Camp is in full swing and the kids are using all the supplies you have donated. They are in great need of gently used towels. If you have any you are no longer using please bring them to our education department. 
Thanks as always for your continued support of all our programs.

Trees and Shrubs Compendium Update!

Posted by Shawn Gano on June 12, 2016 18:53 CDT

Check out Lyman Brown's latest Trees and Shrubs compendium.  There is a web version in addition to a PDF version!

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on March 22, 2016 08:43 CDT

Education is in need of tin cans for camp -prefer 1lb coffee cans, but those are hard to come by; so any can about that size would be great.


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