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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

  • July 29, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 29, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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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

  • July 29, 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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Become a junior entomologist (a person who studies insects) in this exciting insect-themed camp!  Catch and identify insects in fields, woods, ponds and streams.  Build a bug box, see bugs up close, make bug-crafts and take home a live caterpillar to raise.

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

  • July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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Cool off in the heat of the summer as you explore water environments throughout The Arboretum.  Catch a fish, learn to paddle a canoe or kayak, dig-in to wetlands and wade into a creek – splash into all things aquatic!

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

  • July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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Attention Teachers: this professional development workshop highlights three early childhood environmental education guides to help facilitate interactive, hands-on learning for PreK-2nd grade. Learn how to connect young children to nature and the outdoors using Growing Up WILD, Getting Little Feet WET and Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood from Project Learning Tree. Participants will receive all 3 guides to take home.

 

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe91PQMFLDlHITz7wmtYk1309iwHi6lvxwFDnuz1cvT3bjYXw/viewform

 

When

  • August 1, 2018
    8:30am - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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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, August 1, 2018: The Three R’s

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all just fun and games . . . . and crafts!

The program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • August 1, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is one of the treasures of Licking County.  Boasting nearly 1,000 acres, it is home to numerous wildflowers, trees, and shrubs.  Join Arboretum Botanist Dr. David Brandenburg on hike in search of interesting wild plant species, while pointing out significant non-natives along the way.

 

Attendees will meet at The Dawes Arboretum's Visitors Center.

When

  • August 3, 2018
    9:00am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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Spring Valley Nature Preserve is a 45 acre wooded property with a unique history and role in conserving greenspace in the watershed of Raccoon Creek. The former site of the Spring Valley pool, the land was restored and permanently protected from future development by the Licking Land Trust in 2007 with the support of many community partners. Today, the property is managed by the Granville Recreation District. Nature lovers will enjoy this guided hike with Doug Spieles, President of the Licking Land Trust, and Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation, The Dawes Arboretum, exploring the peaceful wooded trails and open meadows while learning about the collaboration that made conservation of this site possible.. Attendees will meet members of the Licking Land Trust at the preserve entrance, located at 1539 Columbus Road Granville, OH 43023.

When

  • August 3, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

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The Dawes Arboretum presents the 7th annual symposium! Featured speaker Chris Bedel, Preserve System Director for the Edge of Appalachia will discuss saving species through habitat preservation. Expert-led tours of The Arboretum will allow a close-up of The Arboretum’s restoration and conservation efforts. The event also offers sessions on invasive plant identification, alternatives to invasive plants in the  landscape, habitat restoration in home landscapes and more! This is one event you don’t want to miss. Optional field trips to Spring Valley Nature Preserve and Blackhand Gorge will be offered on Friday, August 3 for an additional fee. View the full agenda here.

Limited student spaces are available through Monday, July 9.  All others must register by Tuesday, July 31.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Davey Tree!

Be sure to check out our calendar to register for unique tours on August 3.

When

  • Planning for the Future: Changing Landscapes of The Ohio River Valley
    August 4, 2018
    8:30am - 4:30pm

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

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

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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