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What

Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and a hands-on science activity suitable for children ages 3 - 5 and their caregiver.

Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, September - May, at 10am in the Visitors Center.

Free; donations appreciated. Registration is not required.

 

Upcoming Sessions:

Fall Series Titles -Autumn Animals

10/11   Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

10/25   Be Nice to Spiders

11/8      Animal Houses

 

Winter Series Titles - Winter Wildlife

12/13  Curious Critters Ohio                 

1/10     Bear Snores On

1/24     A Loud Winter’s Nap

2/14     Owl Babies

2/28     A Tree for Me

 

Spring Series Titles - Spring Surprises

3/14     Actual Size

3/28     Beyond the Pond

4/11     The Digger and the Flower

4/25     Mother Bruce

5/9    Too Many Carrots           

When

  • Over in the Forest
    September 27, 2018
    10:00am - 10:45am

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

  • September 29, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 29, 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 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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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 30, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • September 30, 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 30, 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

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 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 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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What

Are you interested in exploring the tiny world of moss and hornworts?  Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Earth’s oldest plants!  We will explore bryophyte biology, morphology and identification using microscopes and specimens we collect on Arboretum property.

Collecting is prohibited outside of Arboretum sponsored programs.

When

  • October 5, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

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

Accompany Arboretum propagators Rich Larson and Carrie Brown as we hike Arboretum grounds in search of seed to harvest. Learn about sustainable collection techniques and keep the seed that you collect!

Seed collecting is prohibited outside of Arboretum sponsored programs.

When

  • October 6, 2018
    9:00am - 11:30am

Where

Zand Education Center

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

Learn about seed selection, stratification methods and growing techniques.  Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore various methods of stratification, propagation and proper planting to ensure success with growing hardy native plants.  Take home a native tree, along with seed of various species, to plant in your yard.

When

  • October 6, 2018
    12:30pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

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