April 26, 2012
To paraphrase poet Joyce Kilmer, if you think that you will never see a thing as lovely as a tree, then you need to visit the Morris Arboretum for its annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Five educational stations will be set up throughout the arboretum to give visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge of trees while participating in challenging, but fun activities.
Stations will include designing a tree house, learning to identify trees, writing the history of a tree’s life and planning an urban treescape. You’ll also be able to observe arborists at work.
During your visit, you can also pick up the “Tree Adventure Passport: Explorer Edition” that’s filled with all sorts of interesting interactive activities. The Explorer Edition Tree Adventure Passport features challenges related to trees that include: learning about compass directions and bird calls, refrigeration in Victorian times, cool tree facts, and much more. It also includes exploratory activities that you can do at home.
Go out on a limb on Arbor Day and celebrate it at Morris Arboretum.
Arbor Day Celebration at Morris Arboretum
When: Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost: Members are free, Adults $16, Seniors $14, Students/Military/Youths $7
More info: www.morrisarboretum.org