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- Coyotes December 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Play in the Rain December 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Worms January 6, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Decomposers January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Birds February 3, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Tree Giants February 17, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tree Time! Preschool Walk- Nature Colors March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am