Upcoming Events
10 a.m.
Image of Pokemon characters heading towards greenhouse buildingGotta catch 'em all! Visit the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse for our family and BSU student-friendly event, Pokémon Go! to the Greenhouse! Stop by from 10-3pm to complete a scavenger hunt about Pokémon and their real-life tropical inspirations; match Pokémon to their real-life habitat in the Nature Lab; and explore the real-life creatures and plants in our collection. While supplies last, free houseplants will be given away to participants who complete the scavenger hunt.
10 a.m.
front of Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Environmental Education CenterThe Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Environmental Education Center will be extending our hours on August 24th. We will be open from 10:00am through 7:00pm. We're just a short walk down university from the Village, come on by while you explore campus and our surrounding community.
10 a.m.
bumblebee on coneflowerBuzz over to the BSU Nature Lab, Christy Woods, and the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse to learn all about pollinators and their relationships with flowers
10 a.m.
Environmental Educator Erica Oliver, dressed as Ms. Frizzle, in front of the honeybee hiveBuckle your seatbelts and strap in for a Ms. Frizzle-inspired adventure. Candy will be provided, costumes are optional.
All Day Event
Calendar: Biology
Group of people working at wetland restoration siteBall State University’s Field Station and Environmental Education Center is hosting this hands-on workshop to demonstrate practical, low- cost techniques to create or restore natural and native wetland habitats. Participants learn to select suitable locations, test soil texture, choose appropriate construction techniques, work with heavy equipment operators, and select and establish native wetland plants.
All Day Event
Calendar: Biology
Group of people working at wetland restoration siteBall State University’s Field Station and Environmental Education Center is hosting this hands-on workshop to demonstrate practical, low- cost techniques to create or restore natural and native wetland habitats. Participants learn to select suitable locations, test soil texture, choose appropriate construction techniques, work with heavy equipment operators, and select and establish native wetland plants.
10 a.m.
blooming vanilla flowerJoin BSU culinary students and Rinard Orchid Greenhouse staff to learn all about our favorite foods and the tropical plants they come from.
6 p.m.
ornaments hung in Rinard Orchid GreenhouseVisit the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Nature Lab, and Christy Woods for our annual evening holiday program from 6-9pm.