Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.
 

No Group Value

Fri 09/09/22  Garden Party in the Park Friends of Will Rogers Gardens
Sat 09/24/22  Fall Mushroom Foraging
Event ID: 44496
Please join us as we discuss a variety of edible mushrooms and other fungi you can find in the wild during Autumn/Fall. We will have fresh mushrooms on-site to learn what to look for when out in the wild. We will also talk about their look-alikes and some delicious recipes. We will have foraging brochures and field guides available for viewing after class.
 
Date: Sat Sep 24 Time: 10:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 10/22/22  Composting with Fungi
Event ID: 44497
Fungi are an integral part of composting. They help break down dead plants and create new opportunities for other microbes and organisms to thrive. Fungi are also used in Bioremediation projects to help clean contaminated soil and prevent soil erosion.
 
Date: Sat Oct 22  Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Adult (18+)

Sat 06/04/22  Bonsai Hypertufa Container Making
Event ID: 45454
This is the weekend for Bonsai at Will Rogers Gardens! Come make a container reminiscent of those used for bonsai. Go home with a container for your plants while learning the techniques used to make more yourself. The Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society will be showing off their beautiful trees in the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition building this same day! After making your container go visit this free showing of amazing plants!
 
Date: Sat Jun 4  Time: 8:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 16+
Cost: $25
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Sat 07/30/22  Attracting Butterflies to your Garden
Event ID: 45582
Oklahoma Gardeners Association member Janet Horner will show you how easy it is to have a successful butterfly garden. Janet will explain the key steps in site location and in plant selection. 
 
Date: Sat Jul 30 Time: 10:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5
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Sat 09/17/22  OGA Program
Thu 10/06/22  Compost Educational Event
Sat 10/08/22  Milkjug Seed Starting
Thu 10/13/22  All About Autumn Floral Arranging Class
Event ID: 47790
Join us as we teach you how to turn your Garden's flowers into beautiful flower arrangements. We will be using some of our Garden's flowers as well as some purchased for you to learn and make your own creations. Taught by a seasoned florist with all the tricks of the trade up his sleeve!
 
Date: Thu Oct 13  Time: 6:oopm-8:00pm Location: Ed Lycan Conservatory
 
Ages: 18+
Cost: $25
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Sat 04/22/23  Arbor Day Festival

All Ages

Sat 06/11/22  Garden Walk and Talk
Event ID: 45552
Let's go for a walk through the gardens and see what is blooming! This is a great opportunity to see what grows well here in OKC and ask those questions you have been meaning to ask regarding annuals and perennials!
 
Date: Sat Jun 11  Time: 8:00am-9:30am Location: Will Rogers Gardens and Arboretum
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5
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Sat 06/18/22  What are Myco-Materials?
Event ID: 44493
Fungi are incredibly versatile organisms. They can be used to create a wide range of products like food, clothing & medicine. Come learn about how Myco-Materials are made from the mycelium or fruiting body of a fungus. Major companies like Disney, Adidas & Lululemon are already using fungi-based products. Come learn about why companies are opting for mycelium packaging over styrofoam! 
 
Date: Sat Jun 18  Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 07/16/22  How to Cook Mushrooms
Event ID: 44494
Do you love eating mushrooms? So do we! Join us and watch a professional chef prepare a variety of mushrooms for us to try. We will also be talking about other edible mushrooms and where to find them in the city. Come and share your favorite recipe with our local mushroom community. 
 
Date: Sat Jul 16  Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition BLDG
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 08/06/22  Take the Heat Garden Tour
Event ID: 46647
Tour the gardens in full bloom! We will serve some refreshing Hibiscus tea and take a leisurely tour through the gardens and learn which plants thrive in the heat of summer. This is a great opportunity to get some of the names of plants to use in your own flower beds at home for next summer.
 
Date: Sat Aug 6  Time: 8:00am-10:00am Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5
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Sat 08/27/22  Low Tek Mushroom Cultivation
Event ID: 44495
Are you interested in growing Gourmet Mushrooms at home? This class is family friendly and specifically for beginners who want to grow mushrooms on a tight budget indoors or outdoors. We will have examples of the most commonly used equipment and educational information to take home. We will be discussing how to grow Reishi, Lion's Mane, Shiitake, Maitake, Oyster, & many more mushrooms. 
 
Date: Sat Aug 27  Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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School Age (6-18)

Wed 07/13/22  Metro PPA Kids Photography 2nd Annual Camp
Event ID: 47404
Presented by Bob Moore Subaru and hosted by the Metro Professional Photographers Association (Metro PPA) Kid's Photography Camp 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever.  Campers will learn basic camera controls like exposure, shutter speed, and ISO. They will also be introduced to the basic principles of photography like the rule of thirds, perspective, and composition.  Campers will practice their newly learned skills in hands-on learning pods like macro or "bug" photography, magic bubble photography, and pet photography.  The photographic scavenger hunt and contest are always fun.  An am snack of donuts, a pizza lunch, and a camp t-shirt is included with registration.  Campers do not need to bring a camera but it is highly recommended.
 
Date: Wed, July 13  Time: 9am-4pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Hall
 
Ages: Youth & Teens (8-17)
Cost: $45/photographer
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Sat 08/13/22  Treeclimbing for Kids
Event ID: 46648
It's hot outside but cooler in the shade of a large tree! Learn how to use arborist climbing gear to climb a tree safely. This is a great confidence booster for kids!! Join the fun and learn a new skill. Limited number of participants.
 
Date: Sat Aug 13  Time: 8:00am-10:00am Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $15
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Youth (6-12)

Sat 07/09/22  Bonsai in a Bottle
Event ID: 45680
Make an environment ideal for plant cuttings to grow from a recycled bottle. We will take a Little Leaf Fig bonsai and show you how to grow your very own.  We will supply the know-how, soil, plant cutting. Please bring any clear plastic bottle. 2L pop bottles allow for plenty of room for several cuttings at once but any bottle will do.
 
Date: Sat Jul 9  Time: 9:00am-10:00am Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Bldg
 
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $5
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