For the fifth consecutive winter, The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies tackles pressing environmental and scientific issues in FREE interactive lectures in an easy–to–understand format. Check out the schedule of programs below. All programs are held at the LBIF from 11 am to 12 pm.

Each segment will be recorded on video for the LBIF video library. The Science Saturday segments will be running on the LBIF monitor continually through the year to further expand the reach of getting the information to the public.

April 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Coastal Rain and Native Gardening for Families
Presenter: Pat Dagnall, Master Gardener, Rain Garden Specialist and Linda West, Master Gardner, Rain Garden Specialist
You want to help the environment? Here is what you can do! Come and learn how a rain garden collects rain, helps recharge our ground water and prevents pollution of our bay. Learn easy steps on how to prepare, install and maintain a rain garden.

April 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Turtle Mania
Presenter: John Wnek, MATES
LBIF welcomed the newest additions to the family last year with Project Terrapin, releasing hatchlings safely into the wild. Come learn about these fascinating creatures and how to help make the 2011 terrapin population count even better. Learn how you can be trained as a turtle rescuer.

May 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Business & Residential Stewardship
Presenter: Angela Anderson
Home owners and shoppers need to know which businesses really are GREEN and how to buy green. Everything form lawn care to energy conservation and products made form recycled materials will be discussed.

Save the Date!
Barnegat Bay Day
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Bring the whole family to the LBIF, where you can learn about conservation and the environment. Kids can participate in hands–on activities that include all of the LBIF’s vast resources. Meanwhile, adults can discuss energy–saving tips, organic gardening techniques, and more with business owners and non–profit organizations.