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.

Summer Learning:  Our Pop-Up Nature! and Family Forest Days are free nature education events that engage youth and families with natural science topics. There are displays, guided and self-guided activities, and crafts. These programs run 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.

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

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

Natural Artists: Winter Garland (ages 5-8, indoors)  December 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 9, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 16, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 23, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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