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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

December 2021

Holiday Centerpiece Terrarium Class

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$60 – $75

In this holiday-themed garden class, participants will create their own glass terrarium centerpieces. Edison and Ford horticulturists will go through the step-by-step process on how to assemble them. These beautiful pieces of art can be displayed throughout your home or can make a great gift for a loved one. Plants and materials will be provided. Advanced registration through edisonford.org is required by December 4. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon towards plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Edison…

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Digital Discussion: Holiday Traditions During the Civil War

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Discover the holiday traditions and celebrations that were popular when Thomas Edison was a teenager in the 1860s. Get into the holiday spirit with Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this free virtual lecture. Register online at edisonford.org.

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Silk Scarf Painting with Marie Dyer

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$90 – $100

If you need some time to relax and unwind, join us for a silk scarf painting class with Marie Dyer along the Caloosahatchee River! Bring a friend with you and make a 14" X 72" silk scarf that can be worn or hung as a piece of artwork. They also make great holiday gifts for a loved one or close acquaintance. All materials are included in the fee. To ensure adequate supplies are available, please register online at edisonford.org at…

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School Break Camp: Creative Chemistry

December 20 @ 9:00 am - December 23 @ 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$160 – $185

School Break camps are designed for students ages 6 to 12 when school is out. Campers explore Edison's "living laboratory" while our educators, called "Wild Wizards," teach topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history and the natural world. Participants will learn about chemistry through experimentation during this creative four-day camp. Subjects of study include: crystals and minerals, slime (polymers), chemical reactions and more. Space is limited. Register online at edisonford.org. Edison Ford members: $160; non-members: $185

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School Break Camp: Design and Innovation Camp

December 27 @ 9:00 am - December 30 @ 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$160 – $185

School Break camps are designed for students ages 6 to 12 when school is out. Campers explore Edison's "living laboratory" while our educators, called "Wild Wizards," teach topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history and the natural world. Following in the footsteps of Edison and Ford, campers will unlock their inner inventor and designer during this four-day camp. They will learn how to make things using computer aided design (CAD) and a 3D printer. In the camp,…

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January 2022

Zen Drawing in the Succulent Garden

January 8, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$40 – $60

Join award-winning nature artist, Megan Kissinger, to learn the basics of drawing with informal drawing techniques. No experience is required for this creative class. Students will be inspired by nature as they stroll through the gardens. All materials are included. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Advance registration is required at edisonford.org. The class will meet at the Visitor Pavilion. Edison Ford members: $40; non-members: $60

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Garden Talk: Wicked Plants and How Plants Defend Themselves

January 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

With the cooler temperatures in Southwest Florida, it is a great time of year to start gardening and experimenting with a variety of different plants. As you choose plants to highlight and place in prominent spots in your yard, it is important to be aware of wicked plants and how they react to their surroundings. During this talk, we will discuss the qualities that a wicked plant is composed of and how to arrange them in your space to protect…

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