Adkins Arboretum Announces Programs for Home School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—JANUARY 12, 2012)

This winter and spring, Adkins Arboretum will offer education opportunities for home school students. Students ages 7 to 14 will learn about the natural world through two six-week programs led by Children’s Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton.

In The Forest in Winter, home school students will explore the wonders of winter through lessons focused on animal adaptations to cold, winter tree identification, plant life cycles, snowflakes, states of matter and cloud formation. This programs runs Thursdays, Jan. 19 to March 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fee per student is $55 for members, $70 for the general public.

In Chesapeake Bay Eco-Discovery for Home School Students, students will discover the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay through exciting, hands-on activities. Participants will explore interrelationships among Bay organisms, identify unique physical characteristics of the Chesapeake Bay and investigate factors affecting the Bay’s health. Learning opportunities will include field work in the Arboretum’s wetland and stream habitats. This program runs Thursdays, April 12 to May 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fee per student is $55 for members, $70 for the general public.

To register or for more information, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.