Youth Programs

Youth Programs

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

Toddlers can learn about the Arboretum residents like coyotes and baby owls, families might observe leaves under microscope, while workshops explore deeper botanical themes.

Field Trips for elementary students and other youth groups can be coordinated for parties of between 20 and 60 students. Trips are led by our knowledgeable volunteer Arboretum Naturalists and introduce students to the life cycles, adaptations, and biodiversity of trees.

Tree Time! Preschool Walks are year-round, bimonthly nature walks for preschoolers. Volunteer naturalists take children and their parents on a stroll through the Arboretum and focus on different themes like slugs, spiderwebs, and flowers.

On Family Forest Days, a volunteer naturalist sets up a nature station at the Visitor Center with hands-on learning activities for children and families, along with a self-led activity. Free to all, Family Forest Days are a great way to get acquainted with all that the Arboretum has to offer.

 

Upcoming Youth & Family Events

Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Tree Giants  August 19, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pop-Up Nature! - Animal Adaptations  August 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pop-Up Nature! - Botany Bonanza!  August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Bird Walk  September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Owls  September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Fall Color  October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Family Bird Walk  October 12, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Bats  October 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  November 4, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  December 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  December 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 6, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  February 3, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  February 17, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tree Time! Preschool Walk  March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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