Science

Parker Loves Bees!
Parker joined the ranks of Colorado municipalities to allow and promote urban beekeeping with the adoption of new Town ordinance on Oct. 11, 2015. CLICK HERE to learn more! Check out the "Beekeepers buzz as Parker approves backyard colonies" article on The Denver Post's YourHub Website.

Parker Arts' annual Honey Festival is scheduled for Sunday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at O'Brien Park. Bring the whole family to this sweet event!
 
 
Priority: Pollinators
 
Ages: All ages
Learn about the importance of pollinators and what is happening to them in today’s world. Find out what you can do to help, including great ideas for pollinator gardens. Receive free milkweed seed – the only food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Be a part of grass-root efforts to help this amazing species, and other pollinators, back on the road to recovery. Guests will also learn about the PACE Center’s Plant Select garden’s Monarch Waystation!
Instructor: Jeannine Colley
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $10 R/$11 NR 
6703 Sa, April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

An Average Joe’s Guide to Honey Bees –
Why We Need Them and How to Keep Them


In this two hour session we will discuss how Honey Bees are important to our entire ecosystem especially for their pollination efforts for our food supply. We will cover the types of plants you can plant in your garden this spring to support bees, local sources of "bee friendly" plants and why you might want to reconsider use of pesticides in your garden. Finally, we will cover some bee keeping basics as either a bee hive host or a beginning bee keeper.
Instructor: Nick French and Joe Komperda
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $20 R/$22 NR 
7768 Sa, June 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Healthy Gluten-free Living


In this class you will learn what gluten is, how it affects the body and the basics for the healthiest approach to gluten-free living. We will share shopping tips and cooking tips for gluten-free living as well as advice on dieting supplements for nutritional support.
Instructor: Brooke Ebel, Natural Grocers
Location: PACE Center
Fee: FREE
RSVP at SignUpGenius or 303.805.3374 or PACEedu@parkeronline.org 
Th, July 14, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
 

Feed Your Brain: Nutrition for Concentration and Focus


Is your brain starved for better nutrition? Do you find it hard to concentrate or focus? Do you feel irritable or moody for no discernible reason? Are you absent-minded or suffer from periodic brain fog? Or would you simply like to make a healthier snack for your child’s school day? Then this class is for you. Learn the secrets of a better brain through nutrition at any age.
Instructor: Brooke Ebel, Natural Grocers
Location: PACE Center
Fee: FREE
RSVP at SignUpGenius or 303.805.3374 or PACEedu@parkeronline.org 
Sa, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.