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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 

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

  • The Sleepy Owl
    February 8, 2018
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Join us for an exciting presentation on some of Ohio's carnivorous canines.  Come ready to learn all about foxes and coyotes from a local wildlife expert.  We will then venture on a short hike to Arboretum East to call coyotes.  Please dress for the weather.

When

  • February 9, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

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: Become a Citizen Scientist

Learn about Ohio birds, become a citizen scientist and add data to the Great Backyard Bird Count.

When

  • February 13, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

  • 740-323-2355
  • 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056
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Hypertufa troughs are unique stone-like containers that are fun and easy to make.  These sturdy, light-weight containers add extraordinary appeal to the garden.  In this class you will learn step-by-step how to create your personal container and the best plants to fill it with in the spring.

Space is limited. Please register by Friday, February 9.

When

  • February 13, 2018
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

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: Become a Citizen Scientist

Learn about Ohio birds, become a citizen scientist and add data to the Great Backyard Bird Count.

When

  • February 16, 2018
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Zand Education Center

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

Hypertufa troughs are unique stone-like containers that are fun and easy to make.  These sturdy, light-weight containers add extraordinary appeal to the garden.  In this class you will learn step-by-step how to create your personal container and the best plants to fill it with in the spring.

Space is limited. Please register by Friday, February 9.

When

  • February 17, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Zand Education Center

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

This Members Only program will showcase the hat collection of Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes.  Participants will also learn about Bertie's fashion sense, as well as the broader historical trends behind popular fashions from the 1890s to the 1950s.  Original artifacts and photographs will be featured.

Although this event is free to our members, registration is required. Please include your member identification number on your registration.

When

  • February 17, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Archives Building

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

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

  • If You Give A Pig A Pancake
    February 22, 2018
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Maple Syrup Trail.  Sip on winter beers and warm up by the fire at the Log Cabin.  Must be 21 or older to attend.

When

  • February 23, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

Main Shelter House

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

When

  • February 24, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • February 24, 2018
    11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

Main Shelter House

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