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Populations of Monarch butterflies are on the decline due to habitat loss and other human threats.  Learn what The Dawes Arboretum is doing to monitor butterfly populations and restore their habitat. Then participate in the tagging and release of live butterflies.  Explore steps that you can take at home to help this iconic species.   All participants will receive a milkweed plant to take home.

When

  • September 14, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Red Barn Reserve

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Enjoy scenic views from the Visitors Center while local artist Kathy Anderson guides you step-by-step to painting one of The Arboretum’s most iconic buildings. No art experience necessary! Fee includes all painting supplies. Attendees will take home the painting they create.

 

When

  • September 15, 2018
    9:00am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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Please join us for Bertie’s Tea featuring renowned Ohio writer, artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose. This annual event celebrates the life and legacy of self-taught naturalist and Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes with great speakers, tasty refreshments and meaningful fellowship. Each day, Zickefoose roams her 80-acre wildlife sanctuary, building a relationship with land that serves as inspiration for her writing and artwork. She will share the joys of birding and draw parallels between her observations and those of Bertie Dawes.

When

  • September 15, 2018
    11:00am - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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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

  • September 15, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 15, 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

  • September 15, 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

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

  • September 16, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 16, 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

  • September 16, 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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Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture and support mental health.  This class focuses on basic Tai Chi skills along with completion of the Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style).  Basic warm-ups start the class with a new portion taught each week.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes.  Fee includes 6 sessions.

Please note, this class does not meet on Sunday, October 6.

When

  • September 16, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 23, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 30, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 14, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 21, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • October 28, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture and support mental health.  This class focuses on advanced warm-ups, the complete Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style) from the beginner’s class and additional Qi Gong exercises.  Students are required to complete the beginner class at least once prior to participating in the intermediate class.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes.  Fee includes 6 sessions.

Please note, this class does not meet on Sunday, October 6.

When

  • September 16, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • September 23, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • September 30, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • October 14, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • October 21, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • October 28, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

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: What's the Buzz?

What is the bee’s role in the forest ecosystem? Students will develop an understanding of the pollination process and the relationship between pollinators and flowering plants. Make a model scenario depicting the impact of climate change on pollination

When

  • September 18, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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