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Summer Camp Summary 2021

Here we are again! Another season of Elephant Tree Nature Camp has concluded. It's astounding how quickly these camp weeks fly by, but we all know what that means... We had so much fun this summer – almost as much fun as the kids! We'd like to take a minute to highlight some of this year's moments that made camp special.

This was now our second summer that took place mid-pandemic. While we were able to accommodate more children by using a bigger outdoor classroom space, we still had ...

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Our Favorite Children's Books


As educators of our next generation environmentalists, we are always on the lookout for children's books to share with the children that visit us here at the Arboretum. Our literature rich programs include, Oaks and Acorns, Arboretum Afternoons, Home School Happenings, Kids Can Cook, and Let's Get Growing. Our student population ranges from PreK to 4th grade but many of the programs can cross grades. The topics we choose are, many times, guided by some of the established children's lite...

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Bees Prepare for Winter

As the autumn colors begin to emerge and the temperatures start to drop, many animals begin their preparations for the winter ahead. Each type of animal has its own strategy for surviving the cold winter months-bears hibernate, some birds fly south, and squirrels and chipmunks begin storing nuts and seeds for the long days ahead. Insects are no different; many hibernate in various developmental stages, but few are active all winter long.

That's where honey bees are different. Note that...

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