Summer Field Trips &
1-Hour Enrichment Programs
Come with your class or a group of friends to get extra hands-on scien-terrific fun during an Arboretum visit.
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AGE 6 - 12
For groups of 12 or more students
Plants vs Bugs: Friends or Food?
1-Hour Summer Field Trip for Groups
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Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays
June 24, 2019 - August 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - noon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friends or food? That is the question... Delve into the fascinating relationships of plants and bugs this summer at the Arboretum.
- Find out how plants protect themselves from becoming a bug's lunch and entice bugs to help them out
- Discover how some plants even capture bugs for their own lunch
- Look up-close at the Venus flytrap and other insect trapping plants to see their tricks
- Take home your own self-defending plant and learn about its unique survival skills
Limit 75 students, Sensory Garden
$6/student, includes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies
YES! Arboretum Scholarships may be used for qualifying schools.
Check out the scholarships web page for details on
• Field Trip Scholarship
• Partial Field Trip Scholarship
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