Sams House May 2014 Events

Great learning events at Sams House in May

Looking for something to do in May? Check out the current events at Sam’s House to learn more about the Space Coast area nature.

Mother’s Day Basket Making

Saturday, May 3rd, 9 am to 4 pm

Join Instructor Master Basketweaver Becky Selman as registrants create a special Mother’s Day melon basket using native and natural materials. Prepare to get messy, wear older clothing and bring a towel and garden clippers (hand-size). The day will be devoted to crafting your 10-inch basket.
Bring lunch and/or snacks and drinks. Class limited to 15 students. Cost is $30 to cover materials.
Please call Sams House to register at: (321) 449-4720 by April 26th. Registrants will pay Becky (by cash or check) at the beginning of the class.

Pollination! It’s the Bees Knees!!

Homeschool Program- Friday, May 9th, 10 am to Noon

As pollinators search for food, forage and nesting sites, they keep our flowers producing fruits, seeds, and nuts. Bees and other pollinators are very important to our environment, as well as to our crop production. As a bonus, they give us honey to sweeten our lives.

This special homeschool lesson is designed for students aged 5 to 12. Space is limited. Please call 321-449-4720 to reserve your spot.

Broken Glass and Bottles of Distinction

Saturday, May 10th, 9:30 am to 11 am

Historian Robert Cutts will discuss the importance of glass through the eyes of pioneers and show how to discover clues to the past by examining bottles and glass. Robert will bring items from his collection and discuss the various uses of Bottles of Distinction. We will work on a bottle dump cleanup on site after the talk. Bring gloves, wear work clothes and insect repellant for cleanup activities.

Florida East Coast Diamondback Terrapin

A Species of Conservation Concern

Saturday, May 24th, 3 pm to 4 pm

The Florida East Coast Diamondback Terrapin is a subspecies of terrapins unique to the Indian River Lagoon system. Little is known about this unique turtle and it may be vulnerable to extinction.

Wildlife Ecologist David Breininger will introduce the biology of the animal and how to look for it.

Indian River Lagoon Residential Guide for Pollution Prevention

Saturday, May 31st, 10 am to 11 am

Interested in learning practical ways to reduce personal pollution in the Indian River Lagoon? Brevard County has a population of approximately 550,000 people – imagine if we all did our part! This indoor presentation will provide information you can use in your own home and yard.

Sams Cabin and House Tour

Every Thursday and Saturday, 3 pm to 3:30 pm

Tour the inside of the the oldest standing home in Brevard County, the 1875 Sams cabin and the 1888 Sams House. Learn about the Sams Family.

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