Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Pop-Up Nature!

Stop by the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center courtyard on Fridays through the summer from 10 AM -12 PM to explore Pop-Up Nature displays and pick up self-led activities for the Arboretum’s trails.

Each week features a different natural science theme,  introducing topics from the top of the forest canopy to below the soil surface. It will spark curiosity, exploration, and discovery for your budding junior naturalist. Be sure to pick up one of our new Pop-Up Nature Passports to get a stamp of discovery for the events you attend. Earn 6 stamps for a prize!




Pop-Up Nature is family-friendly and FREE!

Registration is not required





Pop-Up Nature Summer 2022:

June 3  Tall Trees
June 10 Cones
June 17  Seed Dispersal
June 24 Native Berries
July 1  Leaf Types
July 8  Ferns
July 15  Flowers
July 22  Pollinators
July 29  Birds
August 5  Animal Habitat
August 12  Forest Floor
August 19  Life Underground
August 26  Natives vs. Invasives



Family Forest Days!

Join us for Hoyt Arboretum Friends’ summer environmental education celebration, Family Forest Days.

These are FREE events for the whole family!

Activities are best for kids aged 5-12, but all are welcome!

We’ll be partnering with some amazing local experts to share their knowledge on 3 different nature topics on 3 dates.



Family Forest Day 2022:
June 25: Pollinators
July 30: Birds
September 24:
Urban Forests



Stop by Steven’s Pavilion between 11AM and 2PM before or after you hit the beautiful Hoyt Arboretum trails to engage with experts and participate in educational activities!



Thank you to International Paper Foundation for sponsoring summer youth education in 2022!




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