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What

Try a variety of ways to create close-up images of spring flowers, plant shoots and bonsai trees from our collection.  Learn focus stacking -- a technique that combines multiple images taken at different focus distances, increasing the resulting image's depth-of-field.  Several natural and easy-to-transport backgrounds will be provided.  Bring your DSLR camera, close-up lens and tripod.  This program will take place outdoors, weather permitting.  In the event of rain, camera raincoats and tripod umbrellas will be available, as well as opportunities to photograph indoors.

When

  • June 3, 2017
    8:30am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Learn more about the history of The Arboretum's grounds and gardens and their evolution over the past 100 years from the Director of Living Collections and Historian.  This narrated wagon tour will allow participants to periodically get out and explore our historically significant tree collections and gardens.

When

  • June 3, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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A great place for budding nature enthusiasts!  Observe animals in their natural habitats, hike through woods and wade through streams.  Each day is a new adventure in this camp that brings your senses alive in nature.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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Discover your inner scientist as you conduct experiments each day.  Ask questions, plan fun experiments, collect data and draw conclusions.  You will visit The Works Museum in Newark to explore even more hands-on science.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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Discover a trail created especially for families, where reading comes alive in nature!  Hop, skip, jump, or walk along this unique path that combines exercise, literacy and learning for visitors of all ages.  This year, StoryTrail™ returns with the book Sunflower House, written by Eve Bunting.  The opening celebration includes a special opportunity to help create your own summer play space at The Arboretum.  Join us as we partner with Licking County Library for crafts, books and StoryTrail™ fun!

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

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When

  • June 7, 2017
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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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 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

  • June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

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.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

Join the Land Conservation team in this preview event as we flip rocks and search nooks and crannies of a ravine in an effort to discover some of Ohio's most prominent lungless salamander species.  Guests meet in the Visitors Center for a short presentation and then travel by van or personal vehicles to our outlying Gorge property.

Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty.  Hip waders are provided, or bring your own old tennis shoes.  Restrooms are not available at the program site.

When

  • June 9, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Join a Sage Yoga instructor and gently walk, intentionally sit and move restoratively while surrounded by all nature has to offer.  This full-sensory experience will bring us to deep awareness of the natural world and the internal stillness we are able to find when we simply let go and let the moment happen.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    8:00am - 10:00am

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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Learn archival techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family’s collection including diaries, letters, certificates and photographs. Learn how to properly store your important paper documents and where you can buy supplies. All participants receive an acid-free box, acid-free tissue paper, cotton gloves, archival tags and muslin.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    9:00am - 10:30am

Where

Archives Building

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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