Pre-registration at required for all programs unless otherwise indicated adult programs (18 and up) commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 Native American Basketry Students will learn about traditional Native American culture and history, traditional plants and their uses, traditional weaving techniques, plant identification, harvesting and preparation methods, as well as Native American vocabulary. Students should bring a water bottle, knife, towel or apron, pen and paper. Students will weave a cedar basket with sweetgrass sedge. Pleaseregisteronlineat WHO: Some sewing, crochet or weaving knowledge is helpful but not required. WHAT: Expand your knowledge of regional history and Native American ethnobotany and weaving. Learn to gather supplies and create your own basket. INSTRUCTOR:StephanieCraigisatribalethnobotanistand Takelma weaver, enrolled with the Grand Ronde Tribe. She is a 7th generation traditional basket weaver with a BA & MA in Cultural Anthropology. AGES 10 & up DAY Saturday DATE Apr 7 TIME 9am-4pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $100 Spring Birding At North Mountain Park Learn about the birds arriving on their annual migration and the year-round birds of the Rogue Valley as they prepare for springtime courtship. Photography, poetry, bird sounds and fun facts are used in this presentation to help prepare you to go out and see migrating birds and springtime bird behaviors. Please register online at or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. WHO: Beginners and intermediates who want to learn to ID local and spring migrating birds. WHAT: Connect with the birds of Ashland and NMP, as well as the arriving spring migrants. INSTRUCTOR: Shannon Rio is a wildlife educator. She serves on the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory and is dedicated to conservation of wild places and birds. AGES All ages DAY Wednesday DATE Apr 11 TIME 6:30-8pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $15 Edible Landscaping: Make Your Yard Productive And Beautiful! Learn how to integrate vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries into your landscape to provide a year-round harvest and beautify your yard. Learn what plants do best in our climate, how to choose the right fruits for your location and how to establish plants with good soil and a watering plan. Please at 541-488-6606. WHO:Anylevelofgardenerwhowouldliketoimprovetheir yard and grow food. WHAT: Learn to design an edible landscape, and how to choose fruits and grow your own food. INSTRUCTOR: Andy Fischer is a licensed landscape contractor with 15 years of experience in designing and installing landscapes. He is also an experienced permaculture designer and teacher. AGES 15 & up DAY Saturday DATE Mar 24 TIME 10am-Noon PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $25 APRC Winter/Spring 2018 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland 30