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Preschool StoryBook Science

February 23, 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:

February 23, 2017 What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

March 9, 2017    Maple Trees to Maple Syrup

March 23, 2017   Turtle Splash!

Free, donations appreciated.

Maple Syrup Days

February 25, 2017 - March 12, 2017
10am - 4pm

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum's log cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you witness the evaporator at work turning sap into syrup.

During Maple Syrup Days, the cabin is open from 10 am - 4 pm daily and guided tours are offered on Saturdays at 2 pm. Organized groups can schedule a free, private tour by calling 800.44.DAWES.

Pruning in the Landscapes: The Basics

February 25, 2017
9am - 12pm

Proper pruning enhances the beauty and value of almost any landscape tree and shrub so they live longer and healthier lives.  The basics of pruning are covered along with how to “unshear” a plant, rejuvenation, correcting deer damage and more.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, this presentation will have you pruning like a pro!  Join Arboretum Director of Living Collections Mike Ecker for this informative session.

Girl Scout Family Maple Syruping Tour

February 25, 2017
11am - 12pm

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

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

Girl Scout Family Maple Syruping Tour

February 25, 2017
10am - 11am

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

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

Maple Syrup Days Guided Tour

February 25, 2017
2pm - 3pm

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum's log cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you witness the evaporator at working turning sap into syrup.

During Maple Syrup Days, the cabin is open from 10 am - 4 pm daily and guided tours are offered on Saturdays at 2 pm. Organized groups can schedule a free, private tour by calling 800.44.DAWES.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

February 25, 2017 - February 26, 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 Family Maple Syruping Tour

March 2, 2017
4pm - 5pm

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

 

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

Girl Scout Family Maple Syruping Tour

March 2, 2017
5pm - 6pm

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

 

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

Maple Syrup Days Guided Tour

March 4, 2017
2pm - 3pm

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum's log cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you witness the evaporator at working turning sap into syrup.

During Maple Syrup Days, the cabin is open from 10 am - 4 pm daily and guided tours are offered on Saturdays at 2 pm. Organized groups can schedule a free, private tour by calling 800.44.DAWES.

Forest Management Series: Understanding Your Forest and Planning for the Future

March 4, 2017
10am - 11:30am

The key to planning for your forest's future is learning about your forest's past and understanding its current condition.  Learn about forest ecology, land use history, defining landowner objectives and forest management planning.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

March 4, 2017 - March 5, 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.

Preschool StoryBook Science

March 9, 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:

March 9, 2017    Maple Trees to Maple Syrup

March 23, 2017   Turtle Splash!

April 13, 2017   Lost in the Woods

April 27, 2017   Jump, Frog, Jump!

Free, donations appreciated.

Cub Scout Maple Syruping Tour

March 9, 2017
4pm - 5pm

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

Cub Scout Maple Syruping Tour

March 9, 2017
5pm - 6pm

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch.

Maple Syrup Days Guided Tour

March 11, 2017
2pm - 3pm

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum's log cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you witness the evaporator at working turning sap into syrup.

During Maple Syrup Days, the cabin is open from 10 am - 4 pm daily and guided tours are offered on Saturdays at 2 pm. Organized groups can schedule a free, private tour by calling 800.44.DAWES.

Witch-hazels: The Common, the Rare and the Allied

March 11, 2017
1pm - 3pm

From November through March, if temperatures are warm enough, something is blooming in the Witch-hazel Collection.  Learn about using witch-hazels in the landscape, some old folklore and take a walk in the collection to see some not-so-common relatives.

Second Saturday Speaker Series: Memories of the Pure Oil Company

March 11, 2017
10am - 11am

Learn about The Pure Oil Company and its connections to Arboretum co-founder Beman Dawes.  Artifacts will be on display, as well as a film, and participants may share their memories of The Pure Oil Company.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 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.

Home School Investigations: Maple Syrup Trail

March 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: Maple Syrup Trail

Walk this sweet trail and travel in time from the Native Americans' past to The Dawes Arboretum's present.

This session has reached maximum capacity. Please refer back to the calendar to register for the alternate session on Friday, March 17.

Available Spaces: 0

Home School Investigations: Maple Syrup Trail

March 17, 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: Maple Syrup Trail

Walk this sweet trail and travel in time from the Native Americans' past to The Dawes Arboretum's present.

Available Spaces: 0

Girl Scout Night Hike

March 17, 2017
8pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy a guided hike over the hills, through the trees and around the water.  As the light of day fades, notice how other senses are sharpened.  All participants will receive a fun patch.

 

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

Winter Color in the Conifer Glen

March 18, 2017
1pm - 3pm

This exhilarating winter walk through the Conifer Glen and Ground Cover Junipers will feature plants that showcase their outstanding colors in the winter.  Participants travel by van from the Visitors Center.  Dress for the outdoors.

Pruning in the Landscape: Rejuvenation

March 18, 2017
9am - 12pm

Rejuvenation pruning is the practice of pruning old growth back so new, more vigorous growth can grow in its place.  Rejuvenation results in an invigorated plan that produces more flowers and fruits, is smaller in size and just looks better in the landscape.  By the end of this hands-on class, participants will feel more comfortable determining how best to approach rejuvenating different shrubs.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

March 18, 2017 - March 19, 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.

Tai Chi Series

March 19, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

Preschool StoryBook Science

March 23, 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:

March 23, 2017   Turtle Splash!

April 13, 2017   Lost in the Woods

April 27, 2017   Jump, Frog, Jump!

Free, donations appreciated.

Wacky Woodcocks Off Trail Night Hike

March 24, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

The American Woodcock, or timberdoodle, is a small, ground-dwelling, native shorebird found in eastern North America.  Learn about the life history of this peculiar bird during a brief presentation, and then venture outdoors to observe its dazzling aerial courtship display.

Participants need to come prepared to walk in areas that may be saturated or contain uneven terrain.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

March 25, 2017 - March 26, 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.

Tai Chi Series

March 26, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

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.

Spring Mole Salamander Migration (Date TBA)

April 1, 2017
8pm - 10pm

While salamanders return faithfully to The Arboretum's Cypress Swamp each spring, migration typically takes place during an early spring rain.  Join us for a short presentation and the opportunity to experience this phenomenon!  Email your name and contact information to rlfisher@dawesarb.org in order to sign up to receive an email when conditions are right for migration and registration is open.

Tai Chi Series

April 2, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

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.

Tai Chi Series

April 9, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

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.

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.

Tai Chi Series

April 16, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

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.

Tai Chi Series

April 23, 2017
1pm - 2pm

Enjoy views of the Bird Watching Garden as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical and mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.