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Adult Education Classes

Lake Katherine is proud to offer a number programs on various topics and designed specially for adults - brought to you by the Natural Resources Committee.

Global Big Day Bird Walk
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 - 10:00am
$6 per person

Be part of the Global Big Day - a worldwide count of birds in your area. Join Natural Resources Member Jim Reichel as he leads you around Lake Katherine learning about the birds in our area and the techniques to identify them. Your bird counts will be added to the global counts of birds for that day. Sign up in advance at the Nature Center.

Canoe Kayak Tour
Friday, May 18, 7:00 - 8:15pm
$8 per person

Natural Resources Committee Member Jake Hynes will reveal the secrets of the lake as he guides us on a unique tour before sunset pointing out the species that start to come out to play around dusk. Spots are limited to a total of 27 people with three single person kayaks available on a first come first served basis. Canoes seat three people each and parties may be split up to fill all seats. The event will be rescheduled if the weather or water conditions are deemed unsuitable. Sign up in advance at the Nature Center.

Nature through Your Senses
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 - 8:00pm
$10 per person
Join Lake Katherine’s new naturalist Sara Barnas as she leads you on a multisensory tour of the grounds. The tour will include elements of nature immersion and meditative practices. Dress comfortably and expect to get a little dirty. We will meet inside the Nature Center and the class will be held rain or shine. Sign up in advance at the Nature Center.

Wild Edibles
Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$6 per person

Ever wanted to walk through the woods, and know what is edible and what’s not? Natural Resources Committee Member Melissa Drozd will lead a walk around Lake Katherine and show some of the species that one could safely eat. You she also will be sharing tips on safety protocols when eating wild food. Sign up in advance at the Nature Center.

Fly Fishing
Thursday, June 21, 6:00 - 8:00pm
$6 per person

Tried angling but want to expand into fly-casting? Natural Resources Committee Member Mike Littmann will share the rudiments of fly-casting, revealing useful tools and techniques. Meet on the festival grounds, please show your receipt. Sign up in advance at the Nature Center.

Introduction to Nature Photography
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 - 8:00pm
$6 per person

Jack Martin from Foresters Photograph Club will impart his knowledge on nature photography. During a 90 minute class at the Nature Center Jack will discuss settings, subject placement, times of day, and also how the best camera you have is the one you have on you. This is a theory class and there is need to bring a camera.

The Science of Chocolate
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30pm
$6 per person

Join Natural Resources Committe Member Abbie Schrontenboer as she talks about chocolate. It's called the "food of the gods," but what is so special about chocolate? Not only is it delicious, but chocolate finds its beginnings in complex tropical ecosystems. In this program, find out the complexities of chocolate, from growing the chocolate tree to harvesting and fermenting the cacao bean to the processing and mixing of ingredients. Together we will taste different chocolates and consider ecological implications of our chocolate consumption.

Each class is $6 per person unless otherwise stated.  Pre-registration is required at the Lake Katherine front desk.  Designed for those 18 years and older.  








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