Environmental Class

Join us for a series of free environmental classes. Call (716)-778-9344 or visit Newfane Public Library to register for EACH class.

April 18 at 6pm: Simple & Sustainable Backyard Gardening. Presented by Margaret Lapp

Learn why native plants make the best neighbors and how you can use them to Learn why native plants make the best neighbors and how you can use them to your advantage in your own gardens.

April 20 at 6pm: Fishing Presented by The Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Team

Learn how to tie knots and cast with some fun games! Learn about fish morphology and the species we have locally.

April 27 at 6pm: Geology Presented by The Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Team

Learn about our local geology with mineral testing, fossil studies, and wrapped rocks!

May 2 at 6pm: Potager Gardens Presented by Margaret Lapp

Learn about potager and kitchen gardens as a way to optimize health & Well-being, while saving money.

May 4 at 6pm: Invasive Species Presented by The Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Team

Learn what makes an invasive species invasive, about our local invasive species, and how you can do your part to stop the spread!

May 22 at 6pm: The Intersection of Literature and the Environment Presented by Ian Stapley

Learn the ways that literature can make us more aware of the natural world, how reading literature that focuses on the natural world can deepen our appreciation of, understanding of, and gratitude for the natural world. This class will focus on types of literature that connect us to the natural world. We will discuss specific genres such as natural history writing, eco-poetry, and cli-fi. In addition, we will take a look at eco-criticism, a lens which focuses our attention on our connection to the natural world in all genres of literature.