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Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improve balance, joint flexibility and posture.  The fire will be crackling as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

This is a six class series; registration closes at the beginning of the series.

When

  • September 17, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 24, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 1, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 8, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 15, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 22, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Attend a home school program specifically designed for students ages 11-13.  Practice thinking logically and critically, analyzing and interpreting data, using scientific tools and techniques and learning more about our natural world.  Sessions are held rain or shine; please dress for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Splendid Soils

Get the dirt on soil!  Compare soil types and learn their significance to people and plants.  Experiment with percolation tests and discuss components of this important resource.

When

  • September 19, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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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 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 22, 2017 - September 24, 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 22, 2017 - September 24, 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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Come celebrate the legacy of Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes’ avid interest in gardening and nature.  Featured speaker and Arboretum Botanist David Brandenburg, Ph.D. will discuss wildflowers and the species that Bertie enjoyed at The Arboretum and at the family's Canadian property.  Tea will be served in the Firelight Room with tea sandwiches and desserts as you make new friends.  A wagon will take guests to the Fossil Trail for an optional look at autumn wildflowers found at The Arboretum.  Learn about the unusual flower structure and pollination strategies of members of the daisy family, found throughout Ohio's native ecosystems.  These wildflowers are in bloom throughout the growing season, although they are most conspicuous in the autumn when fields become awash in the fall colors of goldenrods, sunflowers and asters.

A one-year Sugar Maple membership to The Arboretum is included with the non-member registration fee.

When

  • September 23, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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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

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

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
    September 28, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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Join us for an introduction to mycology, the study of fungi! Learn the basics of identification and terminology, go on a stroll to the Woodland Garden to collect seasonal mushrooms and practice making a spore print.

Mushroom collecting is prohibited outside of Arboretum sponsored programs.

When

  • September 28, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 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 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Attracting native wildlife to your property can be as simple as providing the basics of a habitat: food, water, cover and a safe shelter to rear young.  Join this informative workshop on the specific steps you can take to create your own mini-wilderness that will provide homes for a variety of birds, bees, butterflies and plenty of other wildlife.  The presentation will include step-by-step instruction on how to plant a prairie, including selecting your site, designing a plan, choosing plants, preparing the soil, planting the seeds and important aftercare to ensure success.  Following the presentation, all are invited on a walking tour through The Arboretum prairie habitats, with instruction on plant identification and seed collection for participants to take home.

When

  • September 29, 2017
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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Head for the Dutch Fork Wetlands with Executive Director Luke Messinger.  The hike will travel through the north end collections and the Red Barn reserve with a stop at the Black Duck Wetland.  Learn about current and future plans for these areas.  Dress for the weather.  Includes moderate walking on uneven terrain.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

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

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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