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The annual River Round Up is a county-wide volunteer effort to remove trash from the licking River and its tributaries.  Groups and individuals are invited to volunteer at one of a dozen sites across the county, including one right here at The Arboretum!  Register in advance at www.lickingswcd.com.  Direct questions to Leslie Bline at labline@dawesarb.org or 740.323.2355, ext 1209.

When

  • September 9, 2017
    8:30am - 12:30pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

There are sometimes events that change the course of things for many years.  What are some events that have occurred in the past that have helped evolve The Dawes Arboretum into the institution it is today?  This PowerPoint lecture will cover collection history and development, storms, insect invasions and other factors that have had, or could have, great impact in the future development of The Arboretum.

Our apologies, this program is being rescheduled to December 2. Please register to attend this program by following this link: https://dawesarb.org/blog/events/a-landscape-for-the-ages/

When

  • September 9, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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Mick Micacchion, Wetland Ecologist and PWS Senior Research Associate of the Midwest Biodiversity Institute (MBI), will describe the unique and distinctive features of wetlands and discuss the variety found in Ohio. Ephemeral wetlands - known as vernal pools - will be highlighted.

Recommended donation, $2 per person for this program.  Registration is not required.

When

  • September 9, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center

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Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each monthly 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio's Learning Standards.  Sessions meet each month on the second Tuesday (1:30pm - 3pm) or the second Friday (10 - 11:30am). Parents may choose the day of the week that works best for their schedules.

All home school students, ages 6-10 years old are welcome.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Adopt-a-Tree

Make a nature journal and choose a tree from our collection to monitor and study all year.

When

  • September 12, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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Preschoolers (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) explore quality children's literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregiver(s).

Join us for one or all five sessions in each seasonal series on the second and fourth Thursday, September - May, at 10am in the Visitor Center.

Free; donations appreciated. Registration is not required.

 

Upcoming Sessions:

Fall Series-Autumn Changes

9/28       Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

10/12     Fall Leaves Fall

10/26     Mystery Vine

11/9       Don’t Wake the Bear

 

Winter Series- Winter Wonders

12/14   Gingerbread Baby            

1/11      The Snowy Day

1/25      Time to Sleep

2/8        The Sleepy Owl

2/22      If You Give A Pig A Pancake

 

Spring Series- Spring Surprises

3/8        Little Cloud

3/22      Feathers for Lunch

4/12      Sunflower House

4/26      In the Small, Small Pond

5/10      Planting a Rainbow

When

  • Gotta Go, Gotta Go!
    September 14, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Learn the basics of acrylic painting as the instructor guides you step-by-step through recreating a scene from The Arboretum with your own special touches.  No art experience necessary.  Fee includes all painting supplies and light refreshments.

When

  • September 14, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each monthly 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio's Learning Standards.  Sessions meet each month on the second Tuesday (1:30pm - 3pm) or the second Friday (10 - 11:30am). Parents may choose the day of the week that works best for their schedules.

All home school students, ages 6-10 years old are welcome.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Adopt-a-Tree

Make a nature journal and choose a tree from our collection to monitor and study all year.

When

  • September 15, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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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 initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

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

When

  • September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Populations of Monarch butterflies are on the decline due to loss of habitat and other human threats.  Learn what The Dawes Arboretum is doing to monitor butterfly populations and restore their local habitat, as part of a global citizen project, and participate in the tagging and release of live butterflies.  Explore steps that you can take home to help this iconic species and the many others that require similar resources.  All participants will receive a Take Home Milkweed Plant.

When

  • September 15, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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