Youth Education

Youth Education

Hoyt Arboretum offers a variety of field trips and nature programs to get youth outside and to nurture the next generation of environmental stewards.

Tree Time! Preschool Walks are scheduled on Mondays and Saturdays at 10am year-round.  Young children and their adults listen to a nature-themed story and then go on a guided exploration of trees, plants, bugs, and more. Recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years old.

Pop Up Nature! encourages youth to learn about different natural science topics through pop-up nature displays and self-led activities. Pop Up Nature! is a free, family-friendly activity to get acquainted with all that Hoyt Arboretum has to offer. This program runs seasonally from June to August.

School field trips can be scheduled for groups of 10 to 60 students. Trips are led by  Arboretum staff and volunteers and introduce students to the life cycles, adaptations, and biodiversity of trees.

Family Forest Days are monthly nature celebrations at Hoyt Arboretum. One Saturday a month from April through August, stop by the Stevens Pavilion to explore different natural science themes to better get to know your favorite living tree museum.

Discovery Packs are backpacks supplied with field guides, magnifying lenses, and self-led activities for children in K-5th grades. They are perfect for families or small student groups that are looking for self-guided exploration at Hoyt Arboretum.

 

You can also explore Hoyt Arboretum with our Children’s Adventure Map!

These family-friendly walks through the Arboretum’s collection also include recommendations for accessible trails and strollers.

Download the Children’s Adventure Map!

Look for the special trees and spaces as you explore the Arboretum’s trails

 

Upcoming Youth & Family Programs

Pop-Up Nature: Life Underground (free, family event)  August 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  August 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Pop-Up Nature: Natives vs. Invasives (free, family event)  August 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  August 27, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  August 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 3, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 12, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Natural Artists: Tree Prints (ages 5-8, outside)  September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 24, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Family Forest Day: Urban Forests (free, family event!)  September 24, 2022 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  September 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  October 1, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Natural Artists: Fall Colors (ages 5-8, outside)  October 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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