Shangri La Botanical Gardens announces May events

(SOURCE: Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center)
(SOURCE: Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center)

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has announced the following programs for May for the Spring Saturday Adventure Series 2013. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour.

These programs are free with paid admission to Shangri La. Participants are asked to meet at the Admissions Window at the scheduled event time. An RSVP is required as space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, call 409-670-9799.

The events for May are as follows:

May 4: Secrets of the Trees - Explore how to distinguish one tree from another and investigate the internal processes of trees that are native to this area. Discuss the environmental needs of trees and how they grow.

May 11: Caffeinated Plants - During this program for adults, explore caffeinated plants that grow in Shangri La. Be sure to wear walking shoes for a scavenger hunt in this program that teaches about coffee-alternatives. Participants will stroll about one mile during this informative, outdoor program.

May 18: Flying Dinosaurs - In this hands-on program, attendees will dig in the mud and search the air for dragonflies. Delve into the life cycle of dragonflies and explore their habitats, which include Shangri La's gardens.

Shangri La is located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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