Finding Wild at the Arnold Arboretum


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Repeats every weekday until Thu Apr 18 2019


Arnold Arboretum, Arborway Gate

Students in the 4th, 5th and 6th Grades will spend time outdoors searching for signs of wild life in different ecosystems and learning to record their discoveries in field journals. Some indoor time will allow students to use of different magnification devices and create take-home projects.

Register below and attend all three sessions, April 16 through 18, for a discounted price of $50, or register for April 16th to the right.

Tuesday, April 16: Enter the North Woods

Explore rotting logs and leaf litter, search for invertebrates, listen to bird calls and learn more about the benefits of maintaining urban woods. Make an insect hotel to take home.

Wednesday, April 17: Hike to Bussey Hill

Search for signs of wild spring during a hike to one of the highest points in the Arboretum and through the Explorer’s Garden. Learn about flower parts through dissections and how to use stereo microscope. Take home a plant press.

Thursday, April 18: Go Ponding

Look for wild in and around the ponds at the Arboretum. Use dipping nets to collect macro-invertebrates from pond habitats for study and identification. Use a field guide to learn facts about creatures big and small. Take home a mini-field guide that can be used in future visits.

Fee $50 for three afternoons or $20 per afternoon

Click here to register.

Call 617-384-9032 with any questions.