Adult Education

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ASCEND TO BETTER BIRDING CLASSES
by Paddy Cunningham
Join Paddy Cunningham, one of Florida's top birding guides and owner of Birding Adventures, at Flamingo Gardens for a series of Birding Classes which will reveal the secrets of bird watching. All classes include a workshop with instructional materials, and an educational walk-about to help reinforce the day's teaching. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and appropriate attire. Notebooks and field guides are suggested but not mandatory. Water will be provided and cameras are welcome.

All Classes include admission to Flamingo Gardens for the day. $25 Non-members ages 12+, $10 Members ages 12+. Narrated Tram Tours is additional price. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is suggested and tickets may be purchased online below. Call (954) 473-2955 for more information.

Sunday, September 14, 2-5pm
Ascend to Better Birding

Sunday, September 21, 2-5pm
Bird Behavior

Sunday, October 19, 2-5pm
Birding by Season: Right Place, Right Time



Or CLICK HERE for Registration Form to mail of fax back to Flamingo Gardens.




AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY JUDGING
by the West Palm Beach Judging Center
Monthly orchid judging takes place at Flamingo Gardens the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), and the public is invited to observe the judging process. The West Palm Beach Judging Center of the American Orchid Society encourages everyone to bring orchids in for judging. It's a great way to learn about orchids, and most monthly meetings also include educational presentations.

Visit www.wpbjudging.org for plant entry procedures and more information

2014 DATES/TIME

April 26, Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
Dorothy Bennett, "AOS Judging Ethics"
May 24, Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
June 28Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
July 26Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
August 23Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
September 27Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
October 25Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
November 22Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm
December 20Presentation at 12:30pm, Judging from 2-4pm

Contact Carol Holdren at (561) 212-4876 or email cjholdren@gmail.com for more information. 

COST
American Orchid Society and Flamingo Gardens Members are admitted free; complimentary participation for non-members with paid admission to Flamingo Gardens.

CLICK HERE for latest Press Release about AOS Judging at Flamingo Gardens.




FLAMINGO GARDENS CAMERA CLUB
co-chairs Lorenzo Cassina and Pat Birdsong
Monthly meetings take place the second (or third) Saturday of every month at Flamingo Gardens. Once a month, Camera Club members enjoy early entry to Flamingo Gardens to capture morning light and a meeting with lectures, tips, and lessons from award winning wildlife and landscape photographers. Camera Club members are also eligible to participate in an annual Gallery exhibit and receive one free pass for a photo friend to join them for early entry.

2014 DATES/TIME
January 11, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
February 8, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
March 15, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
April 12, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
May 17, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
June 21, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
July 12, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
August 16, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
September 13, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
October 11, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
November 8, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am
December 13, Early Entry 8am, Meeting at 10am

Contact Pat Birdsong at (954) 473-2955 x134 or email cameraclub@flamingogardens.org for more information. 

COST
You must be a current member of Flamingo Gardens to participate in the Camera Club. Camera Club dues are an additional $100 to help defray the cost of the meetings and lectures.
 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CAMERA CLUB AND PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES


THE ART OF BONSAI
Instructors Marcia Fung Sang & Art Cid 
Learn traditional Japanese techniques working on your own Bonsai using a variety of plant species including subtropical natives. Workshop includes instructions on methods of wiring, pruning, potting and maintaining Bonsai.

DATES/TIME
Saturdays, 9:00 am to noon
Current Workshop dates:
Aug. 9,16, Sept. 6, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, 13, 2014

COST 
6 class session: $30 for members, $40 for non-members 
plus optional costs to purchase your results.

Call 954-473-2955 for more information. Registration is limited.



WATERCOLOR & WATER MEDIA
For the Beginner and Intermediate Painter

instructor Barbara Dix
Join watercolor instructor Barbara Dix on select Wednesdays from Noon to 4pm for 6 days of Traditional watercolor instruction for beginning and intermediate painters. Learn color theory, composition, & design fundamentals. For more information about Barbara Dix and view her paintings go to: www.barbaradix.us 

• Drawing from the photograph
• Developing dramatic compositions
• Color power!

•Introduction to painting portraits and the figure
•Demonstrations at every class
•DVD Instructional guides
•Plein Air painting session

DATES
September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014
Noon to 4:00pm

COST
Workshop is $135 for members/ $145 non-members.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration for entire series is required.
Supplies not included. Click here for list of supplies needed.

For more information or to register call the Education Department at 954-473-2955 ext 115.




FLAMINGO GARDENS ORCHID SOCIETY JUDGING
Monthly orchid judging takes place at the Flamingo Gardens Orchid Society meeting the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Gallery at Flamingo Gardens. Guests speakers provide insight on the culture, growing, hybridization, preservation, and perpetuation of native and hybrid orchids.


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