Make The Brenton Arboretum Your Outdoor Classroom.
On the first and third Thursdays of each month, homeschooling families can enroll in Nature Club. Throughout the year, we concentrate on various aspects of science, natural history, and natural resources through activities, stories, crafts, and games.
Please dress appropriately for weather! Wear closed toed proper fitting shoes and ready to walk and run throughout the arboretum. During inclement weather Nature Club will meet in the Vista Room, during good weather meet at the Pavilion. Please look for entrance sign communicating location.
Nature Club Tots (ages 2-5) helps little ones learn by immersing them in nature. Themes will be geared towards the parents to help teach your little ones as they grow. Meets from 10:30-11:30 am.
Nature Club Kids (ages 6-10) brings kids together to learn individually or alongside peers. Meets from 9:00-10:00am.
Nature Club Teens (ages 11-15) brings numerous science themes fun and adventure. Meets from 12:30-1:30pm.
February 2, Nature Journals
February 16, Intro to Mammals
March 2, Animal Adaptations
March 16, Migration
April 6, Intro to Birds
April 20, Pond Dip, Wetland Ecosystems
May 4, Prairie Ecosystems
May 18, Woodland Ecosystems
June 1, Intro to Trees and Flowers
June 15, Intro to Amphibians and Reptiles
July 6, Intro to Bees
July 20, Intro to Butterflies and Moths
August 3, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Insects
August 17, Intro to Bats
September 7, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Trees and Shrubs
September 21, The Lorax: Sustainability
October 5, Shifting Seasons
October 19, Enviro Engineers
November 2, Art Alfresco
November 16, Tree House.