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2015 HOME SCHOOL DAYS

Want to get hands-on plant science into your home-school curriculum? Consider an Arboretum learning experience. For individuals or homeschool groups, the Arboretum offers hands-on plant experiences that address state science standards in a unique and engaging educational setting.


 Discover

Discover Spring Peeper Meadow (965-05-28-15)
Thursday, May 28, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Suggested ages: 2nd - 6th Grade


From wetland to cornfield and back to wetland again, learn how Arboretum scientists worked to restore a sedge meadow wetland that had been a cornfield for over 50 years. Using dipnets, binoculars, and your senses, discover what plants and animals have now made this place their home.
Limit 30, Learning Center

Register $8 member/$10 non-member
Includes Arboretum admission for one student & one adult educator.  

 Explore Interdependence: trail through woods

Explore Interdependence (965-06-11-15)
Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Suggested ages: 1st grade - 6th grade

We are living in a world of interconnected systems! From homes, food, and shelter, to pollination and seed dispersal, plants and animals rely on each other for survival. Explore plant and animal interactions up close with a hike into the woods. Find out about plant defenses and use the tough-o-meter to find the toughest leaf. PLANT A SENSITIVE PLANT TO TAKE HOME! Limit 12 - 50 youth, Learning Center

register $8 member/$10 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for student & adult educator. 

 Sunflower and sunflower seeds

Seeds Away (965-07-09-15)
Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Suggested ages: Pre K - 1st grade

What do seeds need to grow? Find out with the help of some animal friends in a puppet show. Discover how seeds float, fly, and hitchhike to get to just the right spot to take root. Explore in the garden and chart sunflowers at different stages of growth. Create a sunflower snack and PLANT A SUNFLOWER TO TAKE HOME! Limit 12 - 50 youth, Learning Center

register $8 member/$10 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for student & adult educator. 

 Amazing Bees

Amazing Bees! (965-08-06-15)
Thursday, August 6th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Suggested ages: 1st grade - 6th grade

Did you know that a bee has five eyes? Or that they have a special tongue that is shaped like a straw? Bees are fascinating creatures and we are dependent on them for 30% of the food we eat. Find out about what happens inside of a beehive, and why we need bees in our gardens. You will get to taste test honey and look for bees at work in the garden. PLANT A BEE FRIENDLY FLOWER TO TAKE HOME! Limit 12 - 50 youth, Learning Center

register $8 member/$10 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for student & adult educator. 

Home School Days for individual home school students: 
Come for any one or all of our Home school days offered during the school year. Tuition includes adult admission for home school educators. Siblings are welcome. All participating siblings should be registered. Limit 40.

Field Trips for home school groups:
Home School groups of 12 or more students may pre-register for any of the Arboretum Fieldtrips programs! Hurry, space is limited to availability for your requested date/time!
Fee: $60 for up to 12 students. $5 for each additional student.
Full payment due in advance of the program.
Call to Register your group: 612-301-1210

SUMMER CAMPS AND CHILDREN'S GARDEN  


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone.

See our fieldtrip guide for homeschool groups of 12 or more: LEARN!  for Schools & Teachers 

Parents can learn at the Arboretum, too! Download the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Classes Catalog to see the full adult class offerings.


SPECIAL! $6 off when you register for any 3 or more Homeschool Days! Purchases must be made on the same order to receive discount. Not valid on previous purchases. Expires 5/31/15. Limit 3 per customer.
Coupon code: HOMESCHOOL3

 

 

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu