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Creation Care

We celebrate 10 years as a certified Earth Care Congregation with the Presbyterian Church (USA!)

2024 Nurture Nature Program Series

Presented by The Creation Care Team of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, KY and Greenspace, with additional Community Partners

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All classes are FREE! Unless otherwise noted, each are hosted in the church Fellowship Hall - please enter through the church's back entrance located at 1016 Pear Orchard Road, Elizabethtown, KY.

 

Series schedule:

  • April 27 @ 10 AM  - “Keeping the Monarch Butterflies in Flight!” - Ann Kelley, a devotee who has raised and released over 100 Monarchs, will lead this Family Earth Day Celebration with information and crafts related to this valuable, but vulnerable species. Kindergarteners and above. Childcare for younger children available.

  • May 11 @ 10 AM and 11:30 AM - "Native Plants" - Growing Natives KY, a new organization of over 350 local members, will present two classes at 10 AM and 11:30 AM on May 11 at The Hardin County Public Library (HCPL*). The speakers will introduce the concept of native plants, outline the advantages of having these plants in your environment, and explain how the organization can assist you in building a free diverse collection. *HCPL is located at 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown, KY.

  • June 23 @ 2 PM - "Dr. Paul Gerard's Annual Turtle Walk/Talk" - a Greenspace tradition for 15 years! Come dressed to walk with Dr. Gerard at the Soccer Pavilion of the Elizabethtown Sports Park and watch as he extracts turtles from traps buried two days before in ponds. Can you identify all the turtles? Rain or shine. All ages. No turtles are harmed in the process.

  • July 20 @ 9 AM - "Basic Composting of Food & Trash to Produce Gold" - Susan Bell, a farmer and certified composter, will walk us through composting basics. This is a highly demanded repeat of last year's class!

  • August 17 @ 9 AM - "Composting 102 - Beyond the Bin" - Susan Bell continues the conversation from her beginners July class, describing this follow-up presentation as, "A deep dive into non-traditional composting techniques." 

  • September 7 @ 9 AM - "Catch the Rain: A Workshop On Rain Gardens" - Amy Aldenderfer, the Hardin Co Extension Agent for Horticulture and Master Gardeners and Caroline Carter of Hardin Co Water District #2 will explain how to plan and install residential rain gardens. This presentation will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office at 111 Opportunity Way, Elizabethtown, KY.

  • October 19 @ 10 AM - "Kat's Bats" - Kat Ylagan, a bat enthusiast of the Creation Care team, will present a class about local bat species' value and conservation. Kat will distribute blueprints and instructions for building and maintaining a bat house. Children kindergarten and up will make a simple paper craft. Childcare will be available for younger children.

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