The Arboretum offers programs that engage students of all ages with nature. Explore the links below for more information.

Children's Programs


In-person homeschool and preschool classes will not be offered this fall due to health concerns related to COVID-19. We miss all of our wonderful families and look forward to a time when we can meet again safely. Please see below for updates and virtual options.

Check out our Virtual Education offerings


Acorn Academy Nature Preschool Programs

Click here to access virtual lessons to share with young nature lovers. 


Birds, Bees, and Dandelion Seeds Virtual Field Trip

Designed for second-graders in Queen Anne's and Caroline County Public Schools and funded by the Gray Charitable Trust, this week-long unit focuses on pollinators, seed dispersal, and native bees. 

Activities include video clips from the Arboretum, games, experiments, songs, and a final project. Lessons are available for use by homeschool families, private schools, and the general public and are appropriate for students in grades one through four. 

Click here to access the field trip unit.