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In 2009, The Dawes Arboretum introduced Licking County to the concept of a trail that encourages family fun, literacy and exercise.  It was enjoyed by visitors, both young and old, and a tradition was born.  This year’s book, Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes will be featured along the lovely Woodland Trail all summer long.

Join us on June 2nd for a book give away (while supplies last), animal ambassadors from the Ohio Wildlife Center and a visit from the Licking County Library Bookmobile as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Story Trail™ and unveil the 2018 trail.

StoryTrail™ is supported in part by Young Leaders of Licking County and Licking Memorial Health Systems. This year's sign frames were created through a partnership with the C-TEC Licking County high school welding program. Thank you to the donors and partners who make this trail possible.

When

  • June 2, 2018
    9:30am - 12:00pm

Where

Main Shelter House

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 2, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • June 2, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of forestry at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Saturday and Sunday from April 7 to October 28.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 2, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

Learn about the many southern trees and shrubs growing within the collections at The Dawes Arboretum and their possible use in residential sites across central Ohio.  Class begins with a brief indoor presentation with an outdoor tour to follow.  Please come prepared to be outdoors.

When

  • June 2, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 3, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • June 3, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of forestry at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Saturday and Sunday from April 7 to October 28.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 3, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

New in 2018!  High school-aged campers are invited to participate in a new opportunity that combines the fun of being a camper with a leadership role.  Leaders in Camp (LICs) participate in a two day group training where they tour The Arboretum, learn basic leadership skills and rehearse some favorite camp activities.  Upon successful completion of the training, LICs select one or more sessions of camp to return as a counselor’s assistant.  LICs may help lead games and other activities, prep craft supplies and snacks, assist with clean-up and more.  LICs do not supervise campers.  Spaces are limited; a discounted fee applies.

Family memberships can be a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.

For information about our camp scholarship program, please contact us at education@dawesarb.org.

Online registration for each individual camp session closes one week prior to the date the session starts. Late registrations may be accepted. To inquire about available space after online registration is closed, please call our Visitors Center during business hours at 740.323.2355.

When

  • June 5, 2018 - June 6, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Amber Waves of Grain

Test out an edible plant that can be used for making music and for dancing.

The program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 6, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

If you like collecting fossils or would like to try it out – this field trip is for you!  Trammel Fossil Park, near Cincinnati, is dedicated to allowing people to collect fossils and learn about this great hobby.  Fossils here are from the Ordovician, the oldest period exposed in Ohio.  Bring your own lunch and thick towel to rest your knees on while searching.  The Arboretum will provide a cooler.

When

  • June 9, 2018
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 9, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • June 9, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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