Children's Discoveries

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Night Hike and S’mores

Date

Sunday, May 29

Time

8 - 9:30 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Alan Megargle

Cost

$10 per person, members; $15 per person, nonmembers

Ages

7 and up – one adult per family must be present

So much to explore on a spring hike through Holden’s fields, forests and around the ponds. Listen for special night sounds of owls, coyotes and choruses of frogs. Afterwards relax around a campfire at the shelter house with hot chocolate and s’mores. Experience Holden like never before. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

FAM574

Explore Holden

Dates

Saturday: May 21, Explore Pierson Creek

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/ volunteers 

Cost

$5 per person, members, $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

5 to 10 – one adult per family must be present

The Holden Arboretum has over 3,600 acres to explore. If you are new to the arboretum or just want a closer look then join us as we explore, find animals, learn things and have fun in the natural world.

FAM577

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, May 22

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above – one adult per family must be present

Travel up stream and back in geologic time. Search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate ancient rock layers. Bring a sense of adventure and waterproof boots. Must be able to walk for 2 miles up steep, slippery terrain.

FAM223

New Dates

Animal Adventures with Coyote Peterson: Host of Discovery Networks Breaking Trail.

Dates/Times

 Friday, June 24, 6 - 8pm

Dates/Times

Saturday, June 25, 9:30am - 12:30pm or 6 - 8pm

Dates/Times

Sunday, June 26, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Coyote Peterson

Cost

$15 per person, members and $25 per person, nonmembers for the two-hour program

$20 per person, members and $30 per person, nonmembers for the three hour program, which includes Corning Lake

Ages

7 and above – one adult per family must be present

Join Peterson, host of Discovery Networks animal adventure series Breaking Trail, for an expedition into the wilds of The Holden Arboretum! On this adventure we will get up close with some of the Arboretum’s incredible wildlife as we search for frogs, snakes and even the elusive snapping turtle. This educational program is fun for the entire family (or just adults) and is guaranteed to be an adventure you will never forget! Bring a drink and a hearty snack to eat on the trail for this adventure.

 

Learn more about Peterson and his shows.

FAM578

Night Hike and S’mores

Dates

Fridays, June 17 or Aug. 19; Saturday, July 16

Time

8:30 -10 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Alan Megargle

Cost

$10 per person, members; $15 per person, nonmembers

Ages

7 and up – one adult per family must be present

So much to explore on a summer hike through Holden’s fields, forests and around the ponds. Listen for special night sounds of owls, coyotes and choruses of frogs. Afterwards relax around a campfire at the Holden Shelter House with lemonade and s’mores. Experience the arboretum like never before. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

FAM574

Family Hike to Little Mountain

Date

Sunday, June 26

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above – one adult per family must be present

Little Mountain is the perfect forest to explore rock cervices. Help us locate the sites of old hotels, find names carved in rock more than 100 years ago and search for the old spring house. Wear boots and be able to walk over 2 miles up steep terrain.

FAM191

Explore Holden

Date

Wednesday: June 22, Explore Bole Woods

Wednesday: July 20, Explore the Ponds

Wednesday: August 10, Explore Working Woods

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members, $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

5 - 10 – one adult per family must be present

The Holden Arboretum has more than 3,600 acres to explore. If you are new to the Arboretum or just want a closer look then join us as we explore, find animals, learn things and have fun in the natural world.

FAM577

Make a Nature Journal and Learn How to Use It

Date

Sunday, July 10

Time

1 - 3:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Ann Ward

Cost

$20 per child, members; $30 per child, nonmembers

Ages

6 and above – one adult per family must be present

There is no better way to record your nature experiences.  What you record and how is up to you. Drawings, words, feelings, poems are all fair game. It is easier than you think. It might even become a new family tradition.   Dress for hiking outside. Adults are welcome to make their own journal for an additional $5 per person.

FAM257

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, July 24

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above – one adult per family must be present

Explore Stebbins Gulch. We’ll search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate rock layers from earlier times.  Everyone must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles, often times in the creek. Dress for the weather and wear foot gear with good tread for wet and slippery walking. Participants should be 8 years or older.

FAM223

24 Hours at Holden – Family Overnight

Date

Saturday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Aug. 7

Time

Noon to noon

Location

The Holden Arboretum and Red Oak Camp

Instructor

Education and Conservation staff

Cost

Members: $50 for adults and children 13 and older, $30 for children 4 - 12 

Nonmember families add on an additional $50 per family

Ages

Families with children ages 4 and above

Explore the great outdoors in one of Holden’s beautiful natural areas – Pierson Creek – and discover the diversity of wildlife that swims, flies, crawls and grows along Pierson Creek.  Discover and identify birds, butterflies, bats, salamanders, dragonflies, spiders, cool plants and much more. Each family will take home a discovery pack for at - home exploration! Price includes dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, snack and s’mores around the campfire.  We will explore the Arb oretum’s forests from our base at Red Oak Camp where cabin and tent options are available. A supply list will be sent upon registration.  

Note: Camperships are available. Please contact Sharon Graper at 440.602.3843 for more information.

FAM298

 Lakeland College/Holden Arboretum Camps

Nature Quest Camp

Date

Monday – Friday, June 13 - 17

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education Staff/Volunteers

Cost

$119 per child, members, $149 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children entering Grades 1 and 2

Have you ever explored deep into the woods? Searched under logs and rocks for creepy crawlers? Wondered where chipmunks, foxes, and birds live? The Holden Arboretum is a great place to explore and learn about some of nature’s coolest things. We’ll create nature crafts, play animal games, and lead an expedition through Holden’s forests, gardens, and ponds.  Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day.  Space is limited. Drop - off and pick - up will take place at The Holden Arboretum.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440 - 525 - 7116

Wild Child Camp

Date

Monday – Friday, July 11 - 15

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Education Staff and Volunteers

Cost

$119 per child, members, $149 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 8 - 12

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to survive in the wilderness? Or do you just love outdoor adventures? Prepare for a week long journey through The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and natural areas and learn to live off the land. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day. Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at The Holden Arboretum.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440.525.7116

Wild Child, Two!

Date

Monday – Friday, August 1 - 5

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Education Staff and volunteers

Cost

$119 per child, members; $149 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 8 - 12

This fun camp will dig a little deeper into the world of wilderness survival. Prepare for a week long journey through The Holden Aboretum’s grounds and natural areas and learn to live off the land through new and slightly more advanced techniques. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day. This camp is for those who have previously enrolled in Wild Child Camp or those children who are comfortable in and have a strong love of the outdoors. Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at The Holden Arboretum.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440 - 525 - 7116

Working With Nature

Date

Monday - Friday, July 25 - 29

Time

9am - 3pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Eva Rodriguez

Cost

$159 per child, members, $189 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 12 - 15

Come experience The Holden Arboretum in a new way and learn about what it takes to have a career in the world of natural science and biology. Get a hands - on look at what Arboretum professionals in conservation, research and forestry do. You will practice field techniques with biologists, climb and inspect trees with our forester, extract plant DNA in the research lab with Arboretum scientists and much more! Pack a lunch and wear clothes suitable for hiking outdoors.

To register call Lakeland Community College at 440. 525. 7116