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While the Arboretum’s 400 acres showcase its mission of land stewardship, its education programs are designed to inspired and guide both children and adults to explore and appreciate the region’s natural beauty and take action to contribute to the protection and enhancement of our backyards, neighborhoods, and communities.

Programs for adults and children are offered in three sessions per year: winter, spring/summer, and fall. Members receive discounted program fees. Unless otherwise specified, advance registration is required for all programs at adkinsarboretum.org, by calling 410-634-2847, extension 0, or by sending e-mail to info@adkinsarboretum.org. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the program starting time. Programs and walks are held in all types of weather, including light rain. If Caroline County schools are closed due to weather, then Arboretum programs will be canceled. If a program is canceled due to the threat of inclement weather, participants will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered a refund or an opportunity to reschedule. If in doubt about whether a program will be canceled, call the Arboretum or check the website for information.

Adult education programs are offered in the areas of stewardship, flora and fauna, art, music and performances, guided walks, and trips. Youth and family offerings include programs for preschoolers, homeschool families, and special programs that encourage families to enjoy time together in nature. The Arboretum’s art program includes the exhibition of art indoors and outdoors, as well as classroom instruction, workshops, and demonstrations.

If you have ideas of programs you would like the Arboretum to offer or would like to become involved in the education programs as a volunteer, contact Adult Program Coordinator Ginna Tiernan at 410-634-2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org, or Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton at 410-634-2847, ext. 21 or jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org


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