Day: February 2, 2019

An Immersive Summer Day Camp

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In the Spirit of the Local Saclan Miwok

Enter our village time and place of the Saclan Miwoks. Here, we will explore Nature’s plants, trees, and animals. We will make necklaces, clapper sticks, acorn meal, arrow shafts, and celebrate with native music and foods. Soon, as now a Miwok, you may want to stay longer.

REGISTER FOR CAMP SESSION
Dates: Tuesday, July 9 to Friday, July 12 |8:30 to 11:30AM daily
Ages: 8-12 years old
Fee: $65*
Registration deadline: June 10

*Full payment due at registration. A full refund minus a $30 processing fee for camp cancellation until May 31. No refunds issued on and after June 1.

To register for this or other classes, go to our Featured Events page.

STEAM Storytime Saturday, September 30

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Join Youth Services Librarian Orlando Guzman of the Lafayette Library for a special family interactive storytime and science activity at the Lafayette Community Garden on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

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WHOO’s going to join me?
We will:

  • enjoy a short owl storytime,
  • sing a song or two,
  • learn about owls and their diets by dissecting owl pellets
  • take the Story Trail through the garden’s first Picture Book installation.

For ages 4 and up. Consider carpooling, walking, or biking as parking is limited.

Space is limited, so register online and reserve your space now: tinyurl.com/LAFStoryowl

The Lafayette Watershed, the Geography, Plants and Animals that Inhabit the Riparian Corridors

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OuScreen Shot 2015-07-28 at 1.09.53 PMr very own founder has been invited to speak at Lafayette Historical Society’s Speaker Series that focuses on the importance of water resources in our community!

Janet Thomas has lived in Lafayette for 31 years, a couple of blocks from Reliez Creek. She developed an environmental science course for the Acalanes Unified High School District and used the creek which borders the school and its surroundings as an outdoor classroom.

She is now involved with the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center, which is adjacent to Lafayette Creek. Her community involvement today makes use of her research and teaching experience in the Acalanes High School District as well as Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley.Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 12.44.02 PM

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | 1:30PM
Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Community Hall
Donations: LHS Members $10, Non-Members $15
Children under 14 free with paying adult
Reservations requested.

For reservations or additional information, contact LHS:
Email: Lafayette.History@comcast.net
Phone: (925) 283-1848

 

 

Meeting Nature through Miwok Eyes

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Sophie Bracinni’s story in the Lamorinda Weekly features an upcoming camp at the Lafayette Community Garden and Learning Center.

The Lafayette Community Garden site has everything that’s required to transport one back to the time when men and women lived in harmony with the land, taking only what they needed and feeling fulfilled in return. It lacks only the Lamorindans of 5,000 years ago: the Saclan tribe.

Peggy Maglien’s ambition is to take a group of children ages 8-12 (and maybe a few adults) back in time Aug. 12-16 and let them experience what it was like to live connected with nature. The camp, “Meeting Nature Through Miwok Eyes,” is offered through the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

Read more here.

Ranger Bruce Weidman (right) and Doc Hale build a Miwok dwelling at Sugarloaf Open Space
Ranger Bruce Weidman (right) and Doc Hale build a Miwok dwelling at Sugarloaf Open Space.

New Rainy Season Hours

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The new hours for the community garden are:

Saturday        – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For you viewing pleasure, check out these two photos of one of newest additions.  Thank you Susan Dannenfelser and Kirk Beck!

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