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Monthly Photo Contest
The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.
Frances Litten Botanical Lecture
February 25, 2014
A PDF copy of the lecture notes for the February 25 Frances Litten Botanical Lecture with Mr. Bryce Lane will be available to download and print beginning February 27 at brycehlane.com. Mr. Bryce Lane, host of "In the Garden with Bryce Lane," a twice Emmy award-winning program offered on UNC-TV, spoke at the eighth annual Frances Litten Botanical Lecture. Offered free to the public, held in the Festival Conference Center on the campus of James Madison University each year, the Frances Litten Botanical Lectures give the public the latest in innovative and practical botanical education.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Presentation
Monday, March 17, 2014. Dinner 6:30pm, Presentation 7:30pm.
Enjoy a hearty, three-course Irish dinner and then take a virtual journey to Ireland. Dr. Jonathan Monroe shares his bicycling and botanizing trip to western Ireland where he circled the Burren, in County Clare, Ireland. A free music performance, including a Celtic fiddle and Highland Pipes, starts at 5:00pm. More information.
Dinner reservations needed by March 12, 2014. Sorry, this event is filled.
Birds of the Arboretum with the Rockingham Bird Club
March 26, 2014, noon-1:30pm.
In partnership with the Rockingham Bird Club, Diane Lepkowski presents an informative review and slide show of birds found at the Arboretum. Come to learn "how-tos" of equipment and technique, and hear Lepkowski recount humorous and insightful experiences of bird watching for enjoyment. And then take a...
Guided Bird Walk with Greg Moyers
April 5, 2014, 8:00am.
After attending the lecture for overview of birding "how-tos", take a guided bird walk at the EJC Arboretum led by birding expert and photographer Greg Moyers, starting from the arboretum Pavilion.
More information about the Birds of the Arboretum presentation and the Guided Bird Walk.
Children's Nature Art Camp
March 25, 26, & 27, 2014, Tuesday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm,
These dates are for the spring-themed workshop in an ongoing series of seasonal workshops for children's art instruction that will allow kids to produce their own botanical journals they'll treasure for their lifetime. The Tuesday through Thursday sessions will focus on spring season woodland wildflowers found within the arboretum, teaching plant identification, interdisciplinary historical plant lore, Native American plant culture, and basic science skills alongside botanical drawing technique. Hurry to register your child. Space is limited to 10 children, ages seven to fourteen.
For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.
25th Anniversary Commemorative Products Available
Purchases of 25th Anniversary commemorative products can be made weekdays, business hours at the Frances Plecker Ed Center for the anniversary stationery set, wine glasses, and more products including t-shirts coming soon!