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What

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:

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

  • Don't Wake the Bear!
    November 9, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Paint and decorate a trio of ornaments to adorn your holiday display.  These Victorian-inspired decorations are hand-crafted by local clay artist, Mary Grace Robertson.  You'll take home a star, a snowflake and a cone, perfect for displaying springs of greenery or flowers.

When

  • November 11, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

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: Mysteries of Migrations

Take a look at wildlife and their outstanding winter journeys.

When

  • November 14, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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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: Mysteries of Migrations

Take a look at wildlife and their outstanding winter journeys.

When

  • November 17, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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What is the definition of "home" for a wild animal?  With creativity and experimentation come to know the challenges that animals face in the wild as you work on your Animal Habitats badge.

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

When

  • November 18, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Attend a home school program specifically designed for students ages 11-13.  Practice thinking logically and critically, analyzing and interpreting data, using scientific tools and techniques and learning more about our natural world.  Sessions are held rain or shine; please dress for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: The Wonders of Wetlands

Start with an introduction to a fascinating ecosystem and its various functions. Then carpool to The Arboretum's Dutch Fork Wetlands where we'll analyze its health and look for signs of this wetland's many residents.

When

  • November 21, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

Zand Education Center

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

Don't sit around or go holiday shopping - relax outdoors on a nice leisurely stroll as you walk off all the turkey, stuffing and pie you enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day!  Traverse paved and unpaved trails as well as uneven terrain with the Executive Director, Luke Messinger.  Dress for the weather.

This program is free however we do request registration.

When

  • November 24, 2017
    9:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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What

There are sometimes events that change the course of things for many years.  What are some events that have occurred in the past that have helped evolve The Dawes Arboretum into the institution it is today?  This PowerPoint lecture will cover collection history and development, storms, insect invasions and other factors that have had, or could have, great impact in the future development of The Arboretum.

When

  • December 2, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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Bring your friends or family and enjoy the views of the great outdoors while creating a beautiful holiday centerpiece or wreath. Everything you need to create your holiday masterpiece will be provided in a kit; please choose from rustic or glittery.

$30 per member | $40 per non-member

Registration for members is open now! Members, please call 800.44.DAWES to register today!

Non-members can begin registering on November 1.

When

  • December 7, 2017
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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