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Homeschool Series - Rain Forest Ecology
Jan 24, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Rainforest Ecology:
Rainforests are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Participants will learn the difference between tropical and temperate rainforests, meet a variety of plants that call these habitats home and gain knowledge on how to protect these fragile ecosystems for generations to come.

The winter homeschool series will be a six week series that will meet on Thursdays in January, February and March from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. Parents can stay for the program or drop off their children for the hour. Each class will consist of indoor and outdoor time; parents should plan for their children to spend some time outside in winter weather and should dress appropriately.

Series Dates and Topics:
1/24/13 -Rain Forest Ecology
1/31/13 - Desert Ecology
2/7/13 - Science of Snow/Water Cycle
2/14/13 - Conifers and Cones
2/28/13 - Skunk Cabbage and Wetland Ecology
3/7/13 - Signs of Spring
Winter Tree Identification
Jan 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn to recognize the characteristics of native and common woody plants in the winter. While in their dormant and leafless state, trees and shrubs can be identified by bud types, leaf scars, fruit remnants and other distinguishing marks. Specimens are examined in class, slide photos will be shown and forays around the Arboretum grounds will be taken.

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