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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Come to the Discovery Center’s Bird Watching Garden and identify and count birds for this annual citizen-science project. Families can learn about our local birds and help collect data for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and add to an international database. This event is free for everyone.

Smartphone Science

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Learn how to become a naturalist using your phone! There are a lot of apps out there to help you identify flora and fauna. We will cover the ins and outs of iNaturalist, a common phone app for identification. Participants must each have a smartphone. To get some hands on experience with iNaturalist, please come…

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Girl Scout Family Maple Syruping Tour

Main Shelter House

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

$7.00
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Maple Syrup Days

Log Cabin 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you learn how the evaporator works. Guided tours of the Maple Syrup Trail will be offered at noon, 1pm and 2pm…

CANCELLED: Nature’s Recycler- Worms!

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Dig in to the fascinating world of nature’s recyclers! We’ll explore the worm bin and cheer on those cuddly decomposers in exciting worm races. Join us for some Spring Break family fun! This program is included with Arboretum admission.

StoryTrail™ Book Giveaway

Visit The Arboretum on Grandparent’s Day, September 13, to walk the 2020 StoryTrail™! This year’s trail features Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Each engaging sign on the trail tells a portion of this humorous story featuring a grumpy bear. Visit The Arboretum on September 13 from 11am to 4pm to get your copy of…

Girl Scout Brownie Wind Resistance Challenge

Construct parachutes and cushions to successfully land an egg on the ground, after dropping it from the Dawes Arboretum Observation Tower! Due to health and safety measures from the Licking County Health Department, we have limited program size to 9 people. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Program will be…

Girl Scout Brownie Wind Resistance Challenge

Construct parachutes and cushions to successfully land an egg on the ground, after dropping it from the Dawes Arboretum Observation Tower! Due to health and safety measures from the Licking County Health Department, we have limited program size to 9 people. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Program will be…

Girl Scout Fall Family Night Hike

Visitors Center Deck

Enjoy a guided hike over the hills, through the trees and around the water.  As the light of day fades, notice how other senses are sharpened.  All participants will receive a patch.   Due to health and safety measures from the Licking County Health Department, we have limited program size to 8 people. Face masks…

Girl Scout Fall Family Night Hike

Visitors Center Deck

Enjoy a guided hike over the hills, through the trees and around the water.  As the light of day fades, notice how other senses are sharpened.  All participants will receive a patch.   Due to health and safety measures from the Licking County Health Department, we have limited program size to 8 people. Face masks…