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  • The Arboretum offers numerous outdoor education programs for children and families. Learn more about                   THE VALUE OF NATURE-BASED LEARNING             from the Arboretum’s Youth Education Manager:  

    “Why does nature-based learning matter? Nature-based learning provides children with boundless opportunities for…..


    ACORNS & OAKS

    Parent/Child Program

    Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers, and children up to the age of 5, Acorns & Oaks is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. The goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Starting November, you can experience this wonderful program in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum!  

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.  


    WHOLE-FAMILY YOGA

    In this gentle, all-levels yoga series, we explore a different kid-friendly nature theme each week with a correlating technique. Themes include animals, outer space, habitats, the four elements, germination, and much more! Immersed in the Arboretum’s natural tranquility, we will use our imaginations to deepen our body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself while working on our grounding, calming, focus, and concentration. With the goal of building the strength of the Whole Family, everyone is welcome!

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND REGISTRATION. 


     

    ARBORETUM NATURE KIDS

    ONSITE SCHOOL-YEAR CAMP PROGRAM

    Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.  

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND REGISTRATION. 


    AT HOME NATURE ADVENTURES

    The Arboretum is committed to helping children and families explore the joy of nature-based learning. From the scientific to the whimsical, our At Home Nature Adventures offer hands-on activities designed for kids and families to connect to nature and all its magic! Programs can easily be done in any living environment, can be adapted to different ages and skill levels, and simply require nature, some common household materials, and imagination! Thanks to Edison International and Rotary Club of Arcadia, sponsors of At Home Nature Adventures.

    CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL LIST OF AT HOME NATURE ADVENTURES!  


    LET’S STAY CONNECTED!

    We’d love to see photos of your family doing At-Home Nature Adventures! Post your photos and videos on Instagram and Facebook using our hashtags #LAArboretumKids and #LAArboretumAtHome for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Don’t use social media? Just email your footage to our Youth Education Manager at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org.

    Questions about at-home nature education, or other Arboretum youth programs? Contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org.  


     

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    © 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

    Phone: 626.821.3222

    301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

    Site Design by Kirk Projects