After-School Programs Winter/Spring 2013

Spring After-School Clubs

This course is designed especially with age-appropriate programs for children who almost universally have a love for nature. It will emphasize the general features of the woods and animals with a different topic each week that includes discovery walks, “hands-on” exploration and nature games and crafts.

The Arboretum’s After School Club series is designed so students can have some time dedicated solely to topics related to the natural world. Children will engage in age-appropriate activities that become more challenging as the program progresses club by club. There will be art projects, hands-on investigations and experiments, microscope work and integrated field studies.
Students will have access to the arboretum’s indoor Stone House classroom with its many animals, and its outdoor classroom which includes 16 acres of woodlands, miles of trails, vernal pool, and many other special features.

Participants are sure to have a fun educational experience as they explore and investigate the wonders of nature with others their own age.

The Raccoon Club - For Grades 1,2 - Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM 1/28 - 5/20 $225
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The Chipmunk Club - For Kindergartners - Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM 1/29 - 5/21 $225
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Membership is required for all children's programs.


Environmental Eagles for Grades 3-12

Saturdays 9:15AM – 10:30AM

Dates in 2013: September 14, 21; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 16, 23; December 7, 21
Dates in 2014: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5; May 10, 17, 24


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The Environmental Eagles are a youth group of 3rd to 12th grade youth that meet Saturday morning at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA). The Eagles program is a youth group that fosters leadership skills and gives participants the chance to do something important within local communities. The Eagles are a group of local youth interested in working on solutions to a variety of environmental issues. Projects may include stream cleanups, water quality testing, monitoring native and invasive plants, public education, etc. The Eagles also help care for the live animals and participate in community service.

6th to 8th grade Eagles are mentors to younger participants during field trips, community service, and animal care. 9th to 12th grade Eagles have the opportunity to mentor by teaching, leading, and implementing service-learning projects.

Membership: Not required; Registration: Not required

Completed Emergency/Health Form required
Fee: A donation of $2 per session is recommended.

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