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What

Wander the Parkwoods trail beautifully illuminated by the sunset and special up-lighting to various garden areas.  An Arboretum expert will meet you at each stop to discuss the highlights of the garden and welcome you to partake in German beer tastings.  Light appetizers provided at each station.  Meet at the Main Shelter Haus with stops at the Stumpery, The Daweswood Haus, the Hen Haus and finally the Summer Haus.  Lederhosen optional! This program is for our visitors aged 21 years and older.

When

  • Oktoberfest Arboretum Style
    October 6, 2017
    8:00pm - 10:00pm

Where

Main Shelter House

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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If you like collecting fossils or would like to try it to see if you do - this field trip is for you!  We'll travel to the Trammel Fossil Park to collect fossils from the Ordovician, the oldest period exposed in Ohio.  They are so numerous you can't walk without stepping on them.  Bring your own brown bag lunch and thick towel to rest your knees on while searching. Must be 12 or older to attend.

When

  • October 7, 2017
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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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 meet each month on the second Tuesday (1:30pm - 3pm) or the second Friday (10 - 11:30am). Parents may choose the day of the week that works best for their schedules.

All home school students, ages 6-10 years old are welcome.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Anatomy of a Flower

Dissect a fall flower and learn the importance of these beautiful late bloomers.

When

  • October 10, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

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

10/26     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

  • Fall Leaves Fall
    October 12, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

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 meet each month on the second Tuesday (1:30pm - 3pm) or the second Friday (10 - 11:30am). Parents may choose the day of the week that works best for their schedules.

All home school students, ages 6-10 years old are welcome.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Anatomy of a Flower

Dissect a fall flower and learn the importance of these beautiful late bloomers.

When

  • October 13, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

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.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

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

When

  • October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Want to learn how to grow your own native shrubs and trees?  Join us to hear about topics including seed selection and collection, 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.  While here, tour the new native tree propagation greenhouse and discover the importance of selecting locally-sourced seed material for adaptability.  Finally, take a native tree, along with seed of various species, home with you to plant in your own yard.

When

  • October 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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An Arboretum is a museum for trees.  Complete the requirements for your Trees badge as you visit our heirloom apple orchard, feel artistically inspired by trees and learn about tree care from a horticulturist.

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

When

  • October 13, 2017
    4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Did you know co-founder Bertie Dawes planted an apple orchard at The Arboretum?  Featured speaker Mitch Lynd from Lynd Fruit Farm will discuss apple varieties including those found in Bertie's personal orchard.  Learn about apple research at The Arboretum and Lynd Fruit Farm and enjoy apple samples!

Recommended $2 per person donation for this program.  Registration is not required.

When

  • October 14, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center

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Archaeologist Krista Horrocks will share the history of the Beard-Green Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Licking County.  Learn how gravestone symbology reflected the ideals of the time and how the meaning and interpretation still holds true today.  Meet at the Visitors Center and travel to the cemetery via carryall wagon.

When

  • October 14, 2017
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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