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Homeschool Series - Skunk Cabbage and Wetland Ecology
Feb 28, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Skunk Cabbage and Wetland Ecology:
How does Skunk Cabbage flower in the middle of winter? What allows this powerful plant to melt snow and ice? How long does Skunk Cabbage live for and how deep down do the roots grow? And why does it smell so bad? Skunk Cabbage is a celebrity plant among Arboretum staff. Participants will learn about Skunk Cabbage’s unique traits and about wetlands where this plant can be found growing.

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
Terrarium Demonstratation
Feb 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A demonstration on how to create a long lasting, living terrarium, or a mini air-garden, for the home. You will be shown how to select materials and plants for several different styles of terrariums, how to assemble it, and how to maintain these indoor collections.

Non Members: $15, Members: $10. Call 203-322-6971 to reserve your spot.