Olbrich Home Holiday Express

January 2014

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WED

01

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Closed

SAT

18

moreinfoCHILDREN OF THE RAINFOREST

Hale O Malo Polynesian Dance Group

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics with the Children of the Rainforest series at Olbrich.

FRI

31

moreinfoCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

7 - 11 pm

Sip cocktails in the Bolz Conservatory and enjoy the music!

NOV

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MAR
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Ongoing: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

Innovations Inspired by Rainforests

Have you ever wondered what inspires people to develop cool gadgets, life saving technologies, and solutions to complex human challenges? Rainforests are a treasure-trove of brilliant design and many of our best inventions are based on nature. The slippery inside of bottles and pipes mimic the slick leaves of the carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plant. Coconuts’ buoyancy inspired life preservers carried on boats and ships. Security marks on bank notes to combat counterfeiting are inspired by the iridescence of butterfly wings. All these innovations came to life with the help of biomimicry, a growing field that studies the technology of biology and emulates nature’s models, systems, and elements to solve complex human design challenges. Explore some of the ways rainforests have inspired many objects and processes that have improved our daily lives.

 

moreinfoONGOING:  YOGA IN THE GARDENS

Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm OR Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45 am

Held in the Conservatory or Outdoor Gardens when possible. The cost is $12 per class, no registration required.

   

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719