Programs & Events

A Treemendous Take on Trees

Program Number: 
019
Program Type: 
Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
May. 24, 2013 | Friday, 1:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Saturday, May 24, 2013; 1–3pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 11 years (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

What are trees good for? Lots of things, including shade, providing air, harboring houses for various wildlife, and even in death, they are still a vital part to our ecosystem.

We will use the outdoor classroom at Prairie Ridge to take a close look at how to properly age a tree, the difference between the terms coniferous and evergreen, and basic tree identification using the leaves, bark, and shape of a tree.  Then, using the expansive variety of native trees in the arboretum at Prairie Ridge, we will put what we learned into practice.

Program Instructor: Daniel Vestal, Museum Investigate Lab educator, AmeriCorps Mountains to the Sea Program.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.