Archive for Thursday, May 23, 2013

Families invited to free ‘Wild Gardens’ event at KU Natural History Museum

May 23, 2013

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With the summer months approaching, families can learn a bit about the science behind gardening at a free event at the Kansas University Natural History Museum this weekend.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, visitors can drop in for one of the museum's family-oriented Science Saturday events, this one called "Wild Gardens."

KU botanists will lead the event, and visitors will learn about diverse varieties of plants, including lichens that glow, and get a chance to form a "seed bomb": a ball of wildflower seeds they can plant afterward. The balls will include seeds for locally growing flowers such as sunflowers, black-eyed Susans, coneflowers and more.

Also available will be a lesson on using a plant press to preserve specimens, a craft project and more.

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