2013 Summer Children's Discoveries

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Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, May 26

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$5 per person, members; $8 per person, nonmembers

Description Join us as we travel back in time and into the stream as we explore Stebbins Gulch. We'll search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate rock layers from earlier times. You might even find a fossil or stone carving. Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes. Each family member must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles, often times in the creek. Please dress for the weather and wear foot gear with good tread for some wet/slippery walking.
Ages 8 and above
Class code

FAM223

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Play in the Water

Date

Sunday, June 23

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Ages

3 and above

Cost

$4 per child, members, $7 per child, nonmembers

Description

Rocks, water, frogs, mud, fish and plants. Join one of our staff and venture out to a water playground. Water is a wondrous playground and we will bring along nets, buckets and jars. Once we get there we will see what a child's imagination comes up with. The goal is unstructured play that encourages imagination, discovery, observation and creativity. Accompanying adults are encouraged to sit back and enjoy watching the kids do what they do best when they are given the time and the right location. Bring a snack and drink in case the kids get hungry. Stay for as long as you want and leave when you must.

Class Code

FAM277

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Flowers and Fruits

Date

Sunday, June 30

Time

2-3:15pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Sharon Graper

Ages

Children ages 3-6 with an adult.

Cost

$5 per child, members; $8 per child, nonmembers

Description

Join us as we read the Lois Ehlert book, Planting a Rainbow. We will then go on a flower scavenger hunt to see if we can find the colors of the rainbow in the gardens. We will even look in the new Rhododendron Discovery Garden. We will end by making our rainbow bouquet of flowers to take home.

Class Code

FAM153

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Family Stream Hike in Pierson Creek

Date

Sunday, July 14

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Ages

5 and above

Cost

$5 per person, members; $8 per person, nonmembers

Description

Do you like walking in water, catching frogs and searching for insects? If so, Pierson Creek is the perfect place to explore if you don't mind getting wet, really wet. Join us as we search for frogs, try and catch the elusive crayfish, and turn over lost of rocks looking for insects. Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes. Each family member must be able to walk down steep steps and hike for two miles. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot gear with good tread for some wet walking.

Class Code

FAM118

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Eating Your Way Through a Garden

Date

Sunday, July 7

Time

2 - 3:30pm

Location

Holden Shelter House

Instructor

Sharon Graper

Ages

Children ages 8 to 12 with an adult

Cost

$10 per child, members; $15 per child, nonmembers

Description

Join us as we explore the new Rhododendron Discovery Garden to see what we can eat. All fruits come from plants and we will find some great ones in this new area. Did you know that blueberries, huckleberries and cranberries are related to Rhododendrons? We will learn about this new garden and sample some tasty treats. Be prepared to vote for your favorite at the end and leave with a fruity jelly treat made right here at Holden.

Class Code

FAM154

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Play in the Forest

Date

Sunday, July 21

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Ages

3 and above

Cost

$4 per child, members; $7 per child, nonmembers

Description

Sticks, stones, mud leaves, holes and trees. These are just a few of the things the forest provides. Join one of our staff and venture out into a forest playground. We will find the woods a wondrous place and we will bring along a few items such as shovels, buckets, and twine. Once we get there we will see what a child's imagination comes up with. The goal is unstructured play that encourages imagination, discovery, observation and creativity. Accompanying adults are encouraged to sit back and enjoy watching the kids do what they do best when they are given the time and the right location. Bring a snack and drink in case the kids get hungry. Stay for as long as you want and leave when you must.

Class Code

FAM276

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Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, Aug. 11

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff

Ages

8 and above.

Cost

$5 per person, members; $8 per person, nonmembers

Description

Do you like cold streams, waterfalls, walls of towering rock and crayfish? If so, Stebbins Gulch is the perfect place to explore if you don't mind getting wet and dirty. Join us as we travel back in time and into the stream. We'll search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate rock layers from earlier times. You might even find a fossil or stone carving. Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes. Each family member must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for two miles often in the creek and around large rocks.

Class Code

FAM223

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Summer Camps

Lakeland College/Holden Camps

Gardening Camp

Date

Monday - Friday, June 17 - 21

Time

9 am - 3pm

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young

Ages

8-12

Cost

$ 119 child, members; $ 139 child, nonmembers

Description

What better place to learn how to garden than The Holden Arboretum!  Plant a container garden to take home, help Holden staff maintain our ornamental gardens and even create a tasty dish out of locally grown vegetables.  We’ll also create seed crafts, play games and hike the trails.  No gardening experience necessary.  Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day.  Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at Holden.

Register

Register through Lakeland Community College by calling 440.525.7116

Nature Discovery Camp

Date

Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19

Time

9 am - 3pm

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young

Ages

6-8

Cost

$ 119 child, members; $ 139 child, nonmembers

Description

Have you smelled the lemony scent of crushed spicebush leaves? Caught a crayfish in a stream? Seen a bird through binoculars?  The Holden Arboretum is a great place to discover the wonders of nature.  We’ll also create crafts using plant parts, play animal games, and visit some of Holden’s gardens, ponds, and forests.  Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day.  Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at Holden.

Register

Register through Lakeland Community College by calling 440.525.7116

Woodland Adventure Camp

Date

Monday - Friday, July 29 - Aug. 2

Time

9 am - 3pm

Location

Reinberger Classroom

Instructor

Natalie Gertz-Young

Ages

8-12

Cost

$ 119 child, members; $ 139 child, nonmembers

Description

Lace up your hiking shoes and prepare to explore the deep ravines, mighty forests, and other natural wonders of The Holden Arboretum.  We’ll discover the wildlife crawling along the forest floor and swimming in streams, build survival shelters, and orienteer our way through the rugged woodland. Wear appropriate clothes for hiking through water and mud.  Bring a lunch, snack and drinks every day. Space is limited. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at Holden.

Register

Register through Lakeland Community College by calling 440.525.7116