These programs (unless otherwise noted) are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

October 21 - Spiders

Human instinct leaves many of us with a natural aversion to seemingly creepy-crawly spiders; however, they have an important place in our ecosystems. Just in time for Halloween, Mike Merchant will dispel some of the myths that make them so scary. We'll also talk about what makes them so beneficial. After this talk, you might even think twice before squishing them next time! 

November 18 - iNaturalist Training

Have you ever wanted to become a citizen scientist? iNaturalist is a program that allows you to use your phone to record nature observations, share them with friends or the scientific community, identify species that you find, and help build a repository for scientific data from the most common species to the rarest.  Melanie Schuchart and others will show you how to collect some information and record it in a real situation using the Heard Museum grounds as your laboratory.

December 16 - Winter Walk

Let’s walk way back into the woods and look for the mighty trees along Wilson Creek, deer hiding in the woods or geese and ducks in the wetlands.

Looking for additional informative talks? Please see the information about our seasonal Butterfly Talks or Second Saturday Bird Walks.