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Bushy Hill Nature Center Workshops

Last Updated Dec 2, 2019

Christmas at the Bushy Hill Farm Fundraiser

A fundraiser benefiting the Bushy Hill Farm animals and programs for all ages
Christmas at the Farm 2019

What is there to do at this event?

The following activities (or something similar) will be offered during the event. We will post out the scheduled times for certain activities as we get closer to the event.

Free Activities*

Hay Rides Farm Tour Cookie Decorating
Make & Take Ornaments Bonfire, Hot Coco, and Marshmallow Roasting Fire by Friction using a Bow Drill
Visit with Santa (4:30-5:00) Games Bunny petting station
Write letters for Santa Meet the Reptiles Live music

*a donation of $10-20 is suggested

Additional activities and opportunities with fees

$1 per ticket or
$10 arm-length
(or 1 ticket)
Bake Sale
(or 1 ticket)
Bushy Hill Mug
$8.00 each
($5 pre-ordered)
Bushy Hill Hat
$18.00 each
($15 pre-ordered)
Bushy Hill Camp Store will be open with limited inventory
Opportunities to sponsor a farm animal. Holiday Marketplace featuring artwork by Christine Miller and photography by Matthew Male and Robert Gauggel. Geodes for sale or break your own with Ron Nemeth

Register Here

Please be sure to check out our Farm wish list on Amazon! The animals enjoy receiving gifts under the tree too!

Reptiles with Ron

When: Every Sundays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (No class, November 17)
Price*: Free event open to the public
Location: Bushy Hill Nature Center Lawn

Stop by the Bushy Hill Nature Center on Sundays to meet and learn about some of our resident reptiles up close and personal. Ron, our reptile expert, will introduce our turtles, tortoises, a dragon (the bearded kind), snakes, and our friendly Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, too!
Guests of all ages are welcome!

*Please check our Facebook Events Page for the most up-to-date information on class cancellations.

Registration Not Required


Crack Your Own Geodes Workshops
with Ron Nemeth

The best geodes in the world are used in these workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. The two main types of geodes, Las Choyas Coconut and Trancas, both come from lava flows from thousands of volcanic eruptions that occurred over one hundred million years ago in what is now the province of Chihuahua, Mexico, about 220 miles south of El Paso, Texas. Bubbles of lava slowly cooled over time trapping gases, elements and minerals that, inside Las Choyas Coconut Geodes (called coconut because they have a hollow interior like coconuts), formed beautiful crystals of quartz in clear, light blue, light to very dark grey, lavender, and, in some of them, beautiful purple amethyst quartz crystal formations.

The Trancas Geodes, formed in similar ways to the Las Choyas, have beautiful combinations of quartz in clear, light blue, snow, light to a very dark grey, and sometimes spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations, like crystal caves.

All geodes are of high quality, at least 2.5″ in size, and guaranteed to be hollow and gorgeous inside!

Pricing includes all tools and materials, a geode, and an additional special surprise gift!

Let’s Get Cracking!

Geode - Adult Geode Youth - 2

When: Sunday, November 10th

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Youngster Edition (age 3+)

Kid Edition (age 6-14)