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Forest Management Series: Timber Stand Improvement

April 1, 2017
10am - 11:30am

Discover which non-native invasive plants could be lurking in your woods and how to effectively control them.  Also, learn about how grapevine control, crop-tree release and cull tree removal can help make your woods more healthy and resilient.

Register for other Forest Management Series sessions that meet your needs:

March 4: Understanding Your Forest and Planning for the Future
May 6: Timber Harvesting

 

Instructor Information: Kindler Forest Management LLC, www.kindlerforestry.com

Daweswood House Museum Tours

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Dining at Dawes: Foraging for Wild Edibles

April 1, 2017
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Learn about some common spring wild edibles.  We'll talk about how to forage and take a 1.5 hour hike throughout The Arboretum identifying, collecting and tasting nature's garden.  Make sure to bring your camera and note-taking material.

Foraging is prohibited at The Dawes Arboretum unless part of an Arboretum sanctioned program.

Telescope 101

April 1, 2017
6pm - 9pm

In this beginner-focused class, we will show you the basics for getting your scope up and running.  We will begin indoors and, weather permitting, head outside in search of the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars.  Participants are encouraged to bring their telescope along with the instruction manual and fresh batteries.  Rain date: April 2

Ramp Celebration

April 6, 2017
10am - 12pm

Ramps, also called wild leeks, carpet The Arboretum's woodland from late March to mid-April.  Learn the natural history, medicinal properties and unique qualities of this wild onion species.  Participants will take a guided tour through the Woodland Garden and have the opportunity to dig up to one pound of ramps to transplant in home gardens.

Second Saturday Speaker Series: Alternative Container Gardening

April 8, 2017
10am - 11am

You don't need a large garden plot to grow whatever you want.  Join Master Gardener Cheryl Beaty as she shares ideas on growing in alternative containers.  You'll learn about different containers to use, the best soil mixtures, how to build different kinds of raised beds, how to season straw bales for maximum plant nutrition and how to grow vertically.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Girl Scout Juniors Nature's Notebook

April 8, 2017
2pm - 4pm

PHE-NOL-O-GY, also known as nature's calendar, is the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals.  Experience plants in a brand new way.  Become a citizen scientist who observes seasonal changes in buds, fruits and leaves.

Registration for Girl Scout programs is managed by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland council at www.gsoh.org.

Citizen Science and Beyond

April 8, 2017
1pm - 2:30pm

Come and explore citizen science opportunities!  Learn about the roles of a citizen scientist, the fields in which it is embraced and how your collected data can trigger real world change.  Explore the citizen science opportunities offered at The Arboretum and hear from current participants.  No matter your interests, there is a program out there for you.

Observing Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Companions

April 8, 2017
1pm - 3:30pm

While strolling in the Azalea Glen with the Arboretum's Nursery Manager and Propagator Rich Larson, learn how best to ensure success growing rhododendrons, azaleas and some companion plants that look and grow well along with rhododendrons.

Spring Migratory Bird Walk: Dutch Fork Wetlands

April 8, 2017
7am - 9am

Whether you're an experienced birder or new to the hobby, you'll enjoy this opportunity to take a morning stroll in search of our feathered friends.  We provide the binoculars -- or feel free to bring your own

Home School Investigations: Amphibians / Swamp Study

April 11, 2017
10am - 11:30am

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 are for students ages six to ten. Classes are from 10 - 11:30 am and registration is required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Amphibians / Swamp Study

Jump into a study of this fun class of animals as we see what's swimming in our Cypress Swamp.

This session has reached maximum capacity. Please refer back to the calendar to register for the alternate session on Friday, April 14.

Available Spaces: 0

Preschool StoryBook Science

April 13, 2017
10am - 10:45am

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 caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

Upcoming Programs:

April 13, 2017   Lost in the Woods

April 27, 2017   Jump, Frog, Jump!

May 11, 2017   Nuts to You!

May 25, 2017   Waiting for Wings

Free, donations appreciated.

Home School Investigations: Amphibians / Swamp Study

April 14, 2017
10am - 11:30am

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 are for students ages six to ten. Classes are from 10 - 11:30 am and registration is required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Amphibians / Swamp Study

Jump into a study of this fun class of animals as we see what's swimming in our Cypress Swamp.

Available Spaces: 0

Daweswood House Museum Tours

April 15, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Beginning Bonsai

April 15, 2017
9am - 12pm

This two-session course introduces participants to the art of bonsai.  The first session leads students through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil and tools needed along with how to prune and style a tree.  During the second session, each student plants a tree in a bonsai container to take home to nurture.

**The second session will take place April 22 from 9 to 11am in the Zand Education Center.  Registration includes both sessions.

Citizen Lake Awareness & Monitoring (CLAM) Training Session

April 15, 2017
10am - 1pm

Join us for The Arboretum's launch of Citizen Lake Awareness & Monitoring (CLAM) which provides an opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology, lake and stream water quality and pollution prevention.  Susan James of Ohio Lake Management Society will discuss the program and how you can contribute to CLAM's mission of caring for Ohio lakes and their watersheds.  Participants will be eligible for Ohio EPA Level 1 Qualified Data Collector certification.

Spring Migratory Bird Walk: Red Barn Area

April 15, 2017
7am - 9am

Whether you're an experienced birder or new to the hobby, you'll enjoy this opportunity to take a morning stroll in search of our feathered friends.  We provide the binoculars -- or feel free to bring your own

Honoring Earth Day Forest Planting and Presentation

April 20, 2017
1pm - 3:30pm

The Dawes Arboretum is celebrating Earth Day by reforesting areas to increase natural beauty and habitat.  Join us as we plant a variety of native trees to enhance our Red Barn complex.  While you're here, learn why it's important to purchase native plant material that originates from locally sourced seeds.

Girl Scout Cadette Trees, Please!

April 21, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm

What better place to complete requirements for your Trees badge than an arboretum!  See a living tree collection, explore the connection between people and trees, and learn about tree science and care from a horticulturist.

Registration for Girl Scout programs is managed by the Girl Scout of Ohio's Heartland council at www.gsoh.org.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Spring Migratory Bird Walk: Main Grounds

April 22, 2017
7am - 9am

Whether you're an experienced birder or new to the hobby, you'll enjoy this opportunity to take a morning stroll in search of our feathered friends.  We provide the binoculars -- or feel free to bring your own

Cub Scouts Grow Something

April 22, 2017
2pm - 4pm

Make a terrarium and plant seeds this Earth Day!  Wolves complete the entire Grow Something elective.  Bears complete requirement #7 for Fur, Feathers and Ferns.

Available Spaces: 0

Is My Tree in Trouble? The Doctor is In

April 22, 2017
12pm - 3pm

Tour the grounds in a carry-all wagon with a horticulturist as your guide.  Along the way, we'll stop to view various plant problems, discuss remedies and gain knowledge you can use in your own landscape.  Seating on the wagon is limited; first come, first-served

Preschool StoryBook Science

April 27, 2017
10am - 10:45am

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 caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

Upcoming Programs:

April 27, 2017   Jump, Frog, Jump!

May 11, 2017   Nuts to You!

May 25, 2017   Waiting for Wings

Free, donations appreciated.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Arbor Day Festival

April 29, 2017
10am - 3pm

It's the Arbor Day Festival -- a celebration of trees and nature, presented by Park National Bank.  Expect a fun-filled day with hands-on learning opportunities for families including crafts, displays and tree climbing.  Participants won't want to miss presentations featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at 12 and 1pm.  The first 300 families receive a free tree!

 

Arbor Day Festival admission is free.  This event is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Park National Bank, media sponsor Ohio Magazine and The Arboretum's many volunteers and partner organizations.

Eastern Woodlands Hike

April 29, 2017
9am - 11am

Join us for a hike to the Arboretum's Eastern Woodlands.  We'll see the Highlands Woodlands, Hopewell Mound, American chestnut research and the gorge.  Learn about current and future plans for these areas along the way.  Includes hiking on unimproved trails.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

History Center Opens for the Season

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
12pm - 3pm

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.

Forest Management Series: Timber Harvesting

May 6, 2017
10am - 11:30am

Learn the ins and outs of conducting a successful timber sale.  This program will cover sale objectives, harvesting methods, boundaries, marketing, contracts, sale layout, best management practices and more.

 

Register for other Forest Management Series sessions that meet your needs:

March 4: Understanding Your Forest and Planning for the Future
April 1: Timber Stand Improvement

 

Instructor Information: Kindler Forest Management LLC, www.kindlerforestry.com

Paint a Clay Flower Garden

May 6, 2017
1pm - 2:30pm

Come create a unique gift for mom -- green thumb or not! Clay artist Mary Grace Robertson guides participants in hand-painting three clay flowers and arranging them in a decorated pot.  Cost is per project, and families are welcome.

Members Only: Gorge Wildflower Hike

May 7, 2017
1pm - 4pm

This exclusive, behind-the-scenes event takes our members to one of our most beautiful outlying properties.  Take a walk through the mature woodland Gorge Property to view delicate spring wildflowers such as trilliums, spring beauties and violets.

Preschool StoryBook Science

May 11, 2017
10am - 10:45am

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 caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

Upcoming Programs:

May 11, 2017   Nuts to You!

May 25, 2017   Waiting for Wings

Free, donations appreciated.

Thoreau Book Club Meeting

May 11, 2017
6:30pm - 8pm

Join Granville Public Library in a discussion on Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau as we celebrate Thoreau's bicentennial in a relaxed and natural setting.  Copies of Walden; or, Life in the Woods are available at The Dawes Arboretum and the Granville Public Library.  This program is presented as part of the library's The Writing Dead Series. Contact the Granville Public Library for more information on this series.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

Prairie Planting Day

May 12, 2017
1pm - 4pm

Join the Land Conservation staff in planting a beautiful, native prairie.  Learn about the tree pillars of conservation agriculture: no-till, crop rotation and cover crops.  Get up close with a no-till planter, and learn how equipment can be used not only for crops, but for nature as well.

History Center Open

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
12pm - 3pm

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.

Second Saturday Speaker Series: Zero Waste Lifestyle

May 13, 2017
10am - 11am

Learn some principles of zero waste and how to apply them in your home and lifestyle including performing a home waste assessment to increase recycling and reduce waste, composting with worms and zero waste kitchen practices.

3 Plants -- 9 Projects

May 13, 2017
10am - 12pm

Herbs can be healing, fragrant and delicious with a multitude of medicinal, culinary and other applications.  In this workshop, you'll learn three ways to use three different herbs -- lavender, sage and calendula.  All participants receive a booklet of instructions as well as three live herb plants.

Preserving Your Family Textiles

May 13, 2017
9am - 10:30am

Learn how to properly store and care for your family textile collections such as quilts, wedding dresses and baby clothes, as well as have a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historic textiles housed in The Arboretum's Archives Building.  Participants will receive a conservation kit with an archival box, cotton gloves, artifact tags, archival tissue paper and muslin to preserve small family heirlooms at home.

Mother's Day Wagon Tours

May 14, 2017
1pm - 2:00pm, 3pm - 4pm

Bring your mother to The Arboretum for a free, expert-led wagon tour of the beautiful Arboretum grounds.  Tours leave from the Visitors Center, and seats on the wagon are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Home School Investigations: Alien Invasion

May 16, 2017
2pm - 3:30pm

Home School Investigations: Middle School Connection is a program series designed specifically for students ages 11 - 13. Practice thinking logically, analyzing and interpreting data, using scientific tools and learning more about our natural world. Sessions are held rain or shine; please dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities. Registration is required prior to the day of the session.

This week we present: Alien Invasion

Research characteristics of invasive species and participate in an alien control project here at The Dawes Arboretum.

Available Spaces: 0

Daweswood House Museum Tours

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

History Center Open

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
12pm - 3pm

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.

Red Barn Area Hike

May 20, 2017
9am - 11am

This hike explores the pine woods, meadows, apple research area, Red Maple Swamp and Black Duck Wetlands at The Arboretum's Red Barn.  Learn about current and future management plans for natural areas along the way.

Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair

May 20, 2017
9am - 2pm

Shop for a variety of healthy nursery plants for your landscape!  Arboretum experts will be available to answer your questions about plant care and suitability for your location.  Join Arboretum membership to receive a 15% discount on plants sold by The Dawes Arboretum!  A variety of vendors will offer a wide selection of plants and garden products as well.

Preschool StoryBook Science

May 25, 2017
10am - 10:45am

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 caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

Upcoming Program:

May 25, 2017   Waiting for Wings

Free, donations appreciated.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
12pm - 1:00pm, 2pm - 3pm

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.

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

History Center Open

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
12pm - 3pm

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.