Children's Discoveries

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BotaniCool School

Dates

Aug. 14 and 15

Time

Friday 1 - 2pm: Saturday 11am - noon.

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

Individual class: $10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 3-5 with an adult

BotaniCool School provides parents and children exciting opportunities to explore the natural world. Parents and children will learn together through crafts, stories and hands on discoveries. Attend all sessions and earn a prize.

June 5 and 6          Garden 1,2,3s

July 10 and 11       Terrific Trees

Aug. 14 and 15      Garden A,B,Cs

FAM703

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, Aug. 9

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

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

Ages

Ages 8 and above

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.

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Polliwogs and Popsicles

Date

Friday, Aug. 14

Time

6:30 - 8:30pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

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

Ages

Families of all ages

There is no better way to spend a summer evening than dipping in the pond for frogs, catching tadpoles and listening to the bull frogs. Join us for a summer picnic. We will provide the popsicles, nets, buckets and craft activities. The activities will be ongoing so you can dip, eat and make things in whatever order you want.  Just bring a picnic dinner.

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A Lorax Puppet Show

Date

Sunday, Oct. 11

Time

2 - 3:30pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Taylor Raines

Cost

$10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 3-6 with an adult

We’ll read Dr. Seuss’ Lorax to see what he sees in trees. Then we’ll make puppets of characters in the book out of leaves and twigs and smiggles and smook. We’ll put on a puppet show in our outdoor theatre for your parents about why we need trees and why trees need us.

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BotaniCool School

Dates

Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17; and Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10

Time

Fridays, 1 - 2pm: Saturdays, 11am - noon.

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 3-5 with an adult

BotaniCool School provides parents and children exciting opportunities to explore the natural world. Parents and children will learn together through crafts, stories and hands on discoveries.

Sept. 18 and 19 – Brilliant Butterflies

Oct.  9 and 10  –  Lovely Leaves

FAM703

   

A Journey Back in Time

Date

Saturday, Sept. 26

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers and Lake County Historical Society volunteers

Cost

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

Ages

Ages 8 and above

Journey back in time to the late 1800s, when Garfield and the Rockefellers vacationed in the majestic hotels that used to grace the top of Little Mountain. As you explore the gigantic boulders, crevices and pools of water you will find their names carved into the rocks and learn why they came to Little Mountain. Don’t be surprised if you run into one of the hotel guests strolling through the woods. You can ask them questions about the mountain and why they came here. Bring a sense of adventure and boots. Each family member must be able to walk for over two miles up steep terrain. Dress for the weather.

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Stebbins Rocks

Date

Saturday, Oct. 18

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Pat Biliter, Geologist and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist

Cost

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

Ages

Ages 8 and above

There is no better place to learn about geology than Stebbins Gulch where you can see millions of years of rock formation right under your feet. Start your own rock collection or add to one you already have on this rock hunt extraordinaire. Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes. Each family member must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles, often times in the creek. Please dress for the weather and wear foot gear with good tread for wet and slippery walking. Participants should be 8 years or older.

FAM224

Gingerbread Houses – Straight from the Woods

Date

Sunday, Nov. 8

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$40 per family, members; $50 per family, nonmembers

Ages

Families of all ages

Nothing embodies the sites and scents of the season like gingerbread houses. Join us as we build houses from real gingerbread and decorate them with items from nature. We will take a hike to collect items and you can bring some items from home. Use the finished house as a seasonal decoration or display it at GLOW, Cleveland Botanical Garden’s winter show. There will be more than 100 houses on display, and this year a new category of “natural” houses will be added. Each house entered will be eligible for four tickets to this magical winter show.

FAM443

Ornaments are for the Birds

Date

Sunday, Nov. 1

Time

2 – 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education Staff and Volunteers

Cost

$10 per family, members; $20 per family, nonmembers

Ages

Families of all ages

Help us decorate The Holden Arboretum’s Holiday tree for GLOW, the annual winter show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The theme for this year’s tree is bluebirds. Learn about bluebirds as we make bluebird-inspired ornaments from natural and manmade objects. You will make ornaments for the Arboretum’s tree and some to take home for your family’s tree.

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