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ARBORETUM EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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CONTENTS SECTION HOME SCHOOL DAYS

This class is part of a series offered to individual homeschool students and their educators for the 2013 school year

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

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Free drop-in activities for families every Saturday and Sunday: ongoing year-round with themes that change monthly

GREEN FUN FOR THE YOUNG

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A naturally playful time together for children ages 2-5 and their adult partner

CHILDREN’S GARDEN

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A summer-long growing adventure, seed to snack; kids dig in to plant and harvest their own garden plots

DAY CAMPS

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One-, two- and three-day camps with hands-on plants, science adventure, imagination, art and cooking for ages 5-14

FAMILY COOKING

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Explore tastes, textures, and seasonal recipes while creating a delicious and nutritious meal together

GUIDED ADVENTURES FOR KIDS

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One-hour summer programs for children’s groups visiting the Arboretum; for groups of 10-50 children ages 3-12

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. Grow. Restore. HOME SCHOOL DAYS MAPLE SYRUP TIME (965-03-20-13) March 20, 1:15-2:30 p.m. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator. Limit 40, Learning Center Hike into the sugarbush to tap a maple tree and taste its sap. Visit the sugarhouse where sap is cooked into syrup. Learn about maple sugaring traditions of native people. Greet spring and sample the sweet flavor of photosynthesis. Suggested for grades 1-6.

EARTH WEEK FESTIVAL: THE 10 PLANTS THAT CHANGED MINNESOTA (965-04-25-13) April 25, 10-1 pm $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school education. Limit 100 This Earth Week we invite you to consider the impact plants have had on Minnesota. From food plants to invasive species, plants have shaped the economy, culture, environment, and agriculture of this state. The festival will take place in the buildings and grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and will feature plants from the “Top 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota” http://www.arboretum.umn. edu/10PlantsMinnesota.aspx. See, taste, and touch living examples of these plants, and meet scientists and community experts who will share the impacts these plants have had on the state. Suggested for grades 4-8.

READY SET GROW (965-05-08-13) May 8, 1:15-2:30 $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and take home plant experiment for student. Limit 40, Learning Center. People, plants, insects, birds--everything alive has a habitat. With the help of the talking tree, discover how we can plant habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Take the silent bird hike to explore the habitat in the back yard of the Learning Center. See aphids up close, and release ladybugs in the greenhouse. Take home butterfly, and caterpillar food plants. Suggested for grades 1-2.

JAPANESE GARDEN (965-05-30-13) May 30, 1:15-2:30 $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and take home plant experiment for student. Limit 40, Learning Center A Japanese Garden reflects Japanese culture and values. Discover the traditions and visit Seisui-Tei, the Garden of Pure Water. Rocks are the backbone of the garden, forming the waterfall, the symbolic carp, and tortoise. Create your own miniature Japanese Garden to take home. Suggested for grades 1-6. WWW.ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN.ASPX OR CALL 952-443-1422 Learn 2013 Bklt v4K.indd 3

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES WEEKEND FUN

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN EXOTIC ORCHIDS

Saturdays and Sundays in February, noon-4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Escape winter in the warm greenhouse! Search for orchids and other beauties in bloom. Bake orchid flavored cookies and discover the secrets of one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. Examine orchids up close with microscopes. Create a detailed botanical illustration of your favorite flower to take home. MAPLE SYRUP MADNESS

Saturdays and Sundays in March, noon-4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Celebrate the arrival of spring with the sweet sap of sugar maples. Can you tell the difference between real and artificial maple syrup? Take a maple taste test challenge. Learn how to recognize a maple tree from a twig, even before the tree leafs out. Make a maple keepsake to take home. Grab a map and follow the path from sap to syrup on self guided hike. SPRING INTO THE GARDEN

Saturdays and Sundays in April, drop in noon-4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Get ready, get set, get your garden going. Design a plan for a vegetable garden, create plant labels, and start seeds to get a jump on the growing season. Use microscopes to get a close look at seeds sprouting and explore the process of plant germination. Take your plan, labels, and planted seeds home, and watch your new veggie garden grow!

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BUDS BURST

Saturdays and Sundays in May, Noon- 4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center May brings an ever-changing array of colorful spring flowers to the Arboretum and marks the return of migrant birds and butterflies. Experience the season’s delights, plant your own spring flower to take home, and create a journal to record what’s in bloom. FAST TRACK ADVENTURE SALADS

Saturdays and Sundays in June, Noon- 4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Taste and prepare adventurous salad recipes using all the plant parts from root to fruit. Venture into the Children’s Garden to hunt for unusual salad plants. Plant and take home a pot of micro salad greens. HERBS FOR FUN AND FLAVOR

Saturdays and Sundays in July, Noon- 4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Follow your nose to the Harvest Kitchen where you can prepare and eat an herb-flavored snack. Hunt in our kitchen herb garden for your favorites. Take home herbs you have potted and recipes you have learned. THE BUZZ ON POLLINATORS

Saturdays and Sundays in August, Noon- 4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center What attracts pollinators to flowers? Zoom inside a flower like a bee, using our microscope to find out! Explore our make believe pantry to see foods produced by insect pollinated plants. Find out how you can help the pollinators in your own back yard. FALL INTO WHIMSY

Saturdays and Sundays in September, Noon- 4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission, Learning Center Tease magic out of seeds, twigs, and leaves to turn them into fairies, gnomes, and elves. Then take them outside into the Green Play Yard and help build them an elfin kingdom under the trees.

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES GREEN FUN

GREEN FUN FOR THE YOUNG PEA PODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Healthy kids have a healthy relationship with the natural world. Our very young children develop a love of nature when they explore and create experiences with a caring adult. Pea Pods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Weekly themes delight the young learner through planting, art, sensory and science discovery, action, music and story time, snack, outdoor/ greenhouse adventures and the garden. Continue to use your imaginations in our Pea Pods garden and the Green Play Yard - The Arboretum’s place that invites young children to play in a “nearby nature” setting. Come play and learn about nature!

PEA PODS FOR TWO YEAR OLDS Your two year old is on the move and changing every day! Channel some of the energy and enhance that curiosity in a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum. You and your inquisitive toddler will explore stations and activities designed especially with the two-year-old in mind! Including: garden exploration, story and music time, fine-motor fun, action time, outdoor/greenhouse adventures, planting, sensory exploration, and a snack. Continue to use your imaginations in our Pea Pods garden and the Green Play Yard - the Arboretum’s place that invites young children to play in a “nearby nature” setting. Be enchanted by the plant world - Come play and learn about nature! PEA PODS FOR TWO YEAR OLDS! SPRING TUESDAYS (975-04-30-13)

9:15-10:45 a.m., April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 $50.00 for five sessions member/$60.00 for five sessions non-member, Price includes all program activities, materials and gate fee for one adult. Limit 25 children plus an adult, Learning Center

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. Grow. Restore. PEA PODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: THREE-FIVE YEAR OLDS. SUMMER THURSDAYS (975-06-06-13) 9:30 - 11 a.m. $100.00 for ten session series member/$120.00 for ten session series non-member, Price includes all program activities, materials and gate fee for one adult. Limit 65 children plus one adult per child, Learning Center June 6—Dandy Dandelions June 13—Mud Pies June 20—Flutter by Butterfly June 27—Catch Me if You Can July 11—Weedy Seedy

July 18—Tops and Bottoms July 25—Little Hummers August 1—Fanciful Fruits August 8—Waterific August 15—Great Garden Gala

PEA PODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: THREE-FIVE YEAR OLDS. SUMMER FRIDAYS (975-06-07-13) 9:30 - 11 a.m. $100.00 for ten session series member/$120.00 for ten session series non-member, Price includes all program activities, materials and gate fee for one adult. Limit 65 children plus one adult per child, Learning Center June 7—Dandy Dandelions June 14—Mud Pies June 21—Flutter by, Butterfly June 28—Catch Me if You Can! July 12—Weedy Seedy

July 19—Tops and Bottoms July 26—Little Hummers August 2—Fanciful Fruits August 9—Waterific August 16—Great Garden Gala

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OUT TO PLAY

Free play in nature helps produce healthier children physically, mentally, and emotionally. Outside time allows a place for doing, thinking, feeling, and just being! The Arboretum’s Green Play Yard - natural play environment for early childhood and the Learning Center gardens and grounds are certain to inspire discovery and creative play. We will focus on a different aspect of outdoor play each week, with activities set up, ideas to get you started on your own, and time for you and your little one to discover the wonders of the natural world. Head home refreshed with a tool bag of ideas for nature play. Spend just June with us OR come back in July for a whole new set of adventures! Come out and play! Programs geared to children either ages 2-3 or 4-5.

GREEN FUN

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. Grow. Restore. TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY: JUNE (968-06-04-13)

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 $40.00 for four sessions member/$48.00 for four sessions non-member. Price includes gate fee for one adult, all activities and materials. Limit 25 children plus one adult, Learning Center TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY: JULY (968-07-09-13)

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 $40.00 for four sessions member/$48.00 for four sessions non-member. Price includes gate fee for one adult, all activities and materials. Limit 25 children plus one adult, Learning Center FOURS AND FIVES OUT TO PLAY!: JUNE (969-06-05-13)

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., June 5, June 12, June19, June 26 $40.00 for four sessions member/$50.00 for four sessions non-member. Price includes gate fee for one adult, all activities and supplies. Limit 25 children plus an adult, Learning Center FOURS AND FIVES OUT TO PLAY!: JULY (969-07-10-13)

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 $40.00 for four sessions member/$50.00 for four sessions non-member. Price includes gate fee for one adult, all activities and supplies. Limit 25 children plus an adult, Learning Center

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES CHILDREN’S GARDEN

CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT THE MARION ANDRUS LEARNING CENTER

The Children’s Garden is THE place for hands-on discovery, creativity, growing adventures, and nature fun. It’s a place where kids get to taste their accomplishments and use their imagination. Two gardeners will tend a kid-size plot of vegetables and flowers throughout the summer. Our harvest will be used during the class and the extra bounty will be brought home. All gardeners and their families are invited to the evening garden celebration on Wednesday, August 14 from 6-8pm. Price includes snack, project supplies, Children’s Garden t-shirt, and a cookbook with the recipes we made during class. Visit our blog to get a sneak peak of our plans for the summer: mnarboretumchildrensgarden.wordpress.com MIGHTY MITES (971-05-04-13) Entering K-1st Grade Grads Planting Saturdays: May 4 and 18; Summer Wednesdays: June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2:00-3:30 $140 member/$155 non-member, Limit 16

Dig in and get ready for a summer of growing adventures. Mighty Mites focuses on the youngest gardeners having hands-on garden fun. We will sow seeds, water, weed, catch bugs, harvest and try many other nature activities.

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MIGHTY MITES (971-05-11-13) Entering K-1st Grade Grads Planting Saturdays: May 11 and June 1; Summer Mondays: June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 9:30-11:00 $140 member/$155 non-member, Limit 16 (See description on page 10.)

SEED SOWERS (972-05-11-13) 1st- 4th Grade Grads Planting Saturdays: May 11 and June 1, Summer Mondays: June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 1:00-3:30pm $180 member/$200 non-member, Limit 22

This summer’s crop of Seed Sowers will be busy tending a living laboratory perfect for investigating plant science and making garden fresh snacks. From seeds sprouting, photosynthesis, and pollination to mixing, measuring and baking, we will have a hands-on adventure in the garden and kitchen. What discoveries will we make? Join us to find out!

GARDEN CHEFS (973-05-04-13) 3rd-8th Grade Grads Planting Saturdays: May 4 and 18; Summer Wednesdays: June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 9:00-11:30 $190 member/$210 non-member, Limit 22

Garden Chefs will plant and tend a perfect snacking garden. We will learn how to make the most out of herbs and veggies by eating produce fresh from the garden and preparing kid friendly snacks in the Harvest Kitchen. Each week, we will make a different delicious, nutritious snack with garden ingredients.

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES DAY CAMPS

DAY CAMPS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN & K GRADS

SUN CATCHERS 1 (980-06-25-13-01) Tuesday-Thursday, June 25-27, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center Play games and make new friends. Explore Arboretum gardens, find scratch-n-sniff plants, look for tadpoles, and discover the magical fairies that protect our plants. Make a fairy garden and other take-home plantings. On the final day of camp, we are going to really dig in and thoroughly play in the mud, in the really messy way that makes kids cheer and parents cringe. With the help of a hose and a change of clothes, kids will be squeaky clean again before it’s time to go home!

SUN CATCHERS 2 (980-06-25-13-02) Tuesday-Thursday, June 25-27, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center (See description above.)

BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 1 (980-07-16-13-01) Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center What’s a flower’s job? How do butterflies, bees, and birds help out? Discover pollination up-close and hands-on as we collect caterpillars, play games, make a take-home butterfly garden, and more! Each day will include a short circle time, a snack, a planting project, and an adventure or two!

BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 2 (980-07-16-13-02) Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center (See description above.)

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GARDEN GATHERERS 1 (980-08-06-13-01) Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center It’s harvest time in the garden! Investigate the insides of fruits and vegetables, explode open seeds, and experience ketchup feet. Prepare delicious garden snacks and take home some beauty of the garden. Each day will include a short circle time, a snack, a planting project, and an adventure or two! On the final day of camp, we are going to really dig in and thoroughly play in the mud, in the really messy way that makes kids cheer and parents cringe. With the help of a hose and a change of clothes, kids will be squeaky clean again before it’s time to go home!

GARDEN GATHERERS 2 (980-08-06-13-02) Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. $66 member/$74 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center (See description above.)

CHEF FOR A DAY! (981-08-15-13) Thursday, August 15, 9 a.m. - Noon $35 member/$38 non-member, Price includes lunch, Limit 10, Learning Center Wraps and Rolls! From calzones to burritos, eggrolls to samosas, experiment with different ways to roll up garden fresh ingredients into super tasty eats! (Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden!)

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1ST - 2ND GRADE GRADS ART AT THE ARB (988-06-18-13) Tuesday-Thursday, June 18-20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center

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Explore the Arboretum and create art based on observations. Learn new techniques as you experiment with pencil, paint, clay and pastels. Different projects each summer for repeat campers. Includes a special curator-led exploration of the Arboretum’s new sculpture garden!

DIRT DETECTIVES (985-07-09-13) FOR IST-2ND GRADE GRADS Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11, 9 a.m. - Noon $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center Unravel the mysteries of plants. Explore the Arboretum gardens and soils, conduct experiments, and write a secret message using plant-based invisible ink! Start new plants without using seeds (use leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems or spores instead). Bring home plants and projects to continue discoveries at home.

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. Grow. Restore. FLY AWAY PLANTS FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (985-07-30-13) Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-August 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $106 members/$118 non-members, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center Some plants are airborne only as seeds, and some spend their entire lives 200 feet in the air! Examine the ways that plants use the air, from breathing to flying to pollination. Experiment with seed propulsion by catapult and parachute, use the sun to cook a snack, and bring home special air-loving plants. Combine this camp with “Arboretum Adventures” for a full-day option. Bring your own water bottle and bag lunch each day.

ARBORETUM ADVENTURES (986-07-30-13 Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-August 1, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $79 members/$88 non-members, Price includes snacks, Limit 14, Learning Center Explore, hike, forage, collect, build, and imagine an epic path through some of the hidden places at the Arboretum! Awaken your sense of adventure and creativity while we play outside. Adults, visit www. ChildrenAndNature.org to discover the latest on the critical importance of nature play. Combine this camp with “Fly Away Plants For 1st-2nd Grade Grads” for a full-day option.

KITCHEN CREATORS (987-08-15-13) Thursday, August 15, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $35 member/$38 non-member, Price includes tastings in class and leftovers to bring home, Limit 12, Learning Center Wraps and Rolls! From calzones to burritos, eggrolls to samosas, experiment with different ways to roll up garden fresh ingredients into super tasty eats! (Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden!)

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2ND - 4TH GRADE GRADS

IT’S A SNAP! PHOTOGRAPHY AND BASIC PHOTO EDITING (993-06-11-13) Tuesday-Thursday, June 11-13, 9 a.m. - Noon $79 member/$88 nonmember, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 14, Learning Center

Hike through the woods and around water to find little miracles, discovered by looking through a camera lens. Learn how to use your digital camera better in the field and then how to edit photos to take them to the next level. Select your best photos for a slide show on the last day. Requirements: a digital camera with SD card, a laptop with (free) Picasa photo software installed and an open mind. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area.

BUDDING ARBORETUM ARTISTS (993-06-18-13) Tuesday-Thursday, June 18-20, 9 a.m. - Noon $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center Create art based on observing the Arboretum gardens while practicing with a variety of mediums such as paint, pencils, and pastels. Learn techniques to depict realistic detail, depth, and composition. Different projects each summer for repeat campers. Includes a special curator-led exploration of the Arboretum’s new sculpture garden!

DIRT DETECTIVES (990-07-09-13) FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center Unravel the mysteries of plants. Explore the Arboretum gardens and soils, conduct experiments, and write a secret message using plant-based invisible ink! Start new plants without using seeds (use leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems or spores instead). Bring home plants and projects to continue discoveries at home.

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. Grow. Restore. FLY AWAY PLANTS (990-07-23-13) FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $106 member/$118 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center Some plants are airborne only as seeds, and some spend their entire lives 200 feet in the air! Examine the ways that plants use the air, from breathing to flying to pollination. Experiment with seed propulsion by catapult and parachute, use the sun to cook a snack, and bring home special air-loving plants. Combine this camp with “Adventure Sculptors” for a full-day option. Bring your own water bottle and bag lunch each day.

ADVENTURE SCULPTORS (991-07-23-13) Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 14, Learning Center Awaken your sense of adventure and imagination while we play outside. Gather bits of nature from the woods and garden to create our own “town” or a “natural sculpture.” Inspired by the way kids used to play, land artist Andy Goldsworthy, the storybooks Roxaboxen and Westlandia, and growing evidence about the importance of imaginative nature play (www.ChildrenAndNature.org). Combine this camp with “Fly Away Plants For 2nd - 4th Grade Grads” for a full-day option.

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FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES Fridays, June 14-28, 9 a.m.-noon. Fee per day: $26 members/$29 non-members, Price includes snack and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center

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Learn from an expert! Join guest art instructors for a variety of Arboretum inspired art projects. Wear old clothes, and be ready for a fun, art-intensive experience! (Register for each day separately or bundle all three together for a discounted price.) JUNE 14: PRINTMAKING | 993-06-14-13 Use foam and safe carving tools to create a master plate that easily makes colorful prints. Learn various carving techniques to show textures, backgrounds, and focal points. JUNE 21: SCULPTING NATURE | 993-06-21-13 Build magical sculptures from found natural materials. Use woodworking tools like hand saws and cordless drills; learn quick, clever ways of joining your materials. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area. JUNE 28: WAX! | 993-06-28-13 Harvest materials from the garden and woods to make molds and cast wax candles or sculptures in the shape of fruits, veggies, leaves and sticks! Also experiment with dripping wax into colorful works of art. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/ builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area.

BUNDLE ALL THREE YOUNG ARTIST SERIES DAYS & PAY $68 member/$77 non-member (a savings of $10!) | 993-bundle 3-13

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. Grow. Restore. FRIDAYS IN THE KITCHEN Fridays, July 12-August 16, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fee per day: $33 member/$36 non-member, Price includes tastings in class and leftovers to bring home, Limit 16, Learning Center Have fun while increasing skill and confidence in the kitchen. Prepare and sample recipes in class, then take a few tastes home to share with your family too! Each day has a unique theme, sign up for each individually or see below to bundle all six together for an additional discount. (Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden!) JULY 12: VEGGIE FRITTERS | 992-07-12-13 Customize this delicious fried snack by experimenting with different vegetable combinations. JULY 19: FRUIT MANIA! | 992-07-19-13 Make fruit sorbet, sauce, smoothies, even grilled fruit and a baked fruit treat. JULY 26: PUDDING | 992-07-26-13 Pudding doesn’t have to come from a little cardboard box! Use fresh and natural ingredients like avocadoes, carrots, bananas and chocolate to create a variety of creamy pudding treats. AUGUST 2: NOODLES | 992-08-02-13 Mix and roll out traditional wheat flour egg noodles, and also experiment with zucchini, carrot, and other unexpected noodle options. AUGUST 9: GARDEN SURPRISE | 992-08-09-13 Harvest what’s ready in the garden and improvise recipes for something savory and something sweet! AUGUST 16: CHOCOLATE | 992-08-16-13 Make a variety of cocoa-centric treats as we celebrate a plant that has changed the world. (Different recipes each year for repeat chocolate-loving campers).

BUNDLE ALL SIX COOKING CLASSES WITH EASE DAYS & PAY $168 member/$186 non-member (a savings of $30!) | 992-bundle 6-13

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES DAY CAMPS

5TH - 8TH GRADE GRADS IT’S A SNAP! PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING (998-06-11-13) Tuesday-Thursday, June 11-13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 14, Learning Center

Hike through the woods and around water to find little miracles, discovered by looking through a camera lens. Learn how to use your digital camera better in the field and then how to edit photos to take them to the next level. Select your best photos for a slide show on the last day. Requirements: a digital camera with SD card, a laptop with Photoshop Elements (or any version of Photoshop) installed and an open mind. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area.

FRIDAY’S ARTIST SERIES Fridays, June 14-28, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Fee per day: $26 members/$29 non-members, Price includes snack and any project supplies, Limit 16, Learning Center Learn from an expert! Join guest art instructors for a variety of Arboretum inspired art projects. Wear old clothes, and be ready for a fun, art-intensive experience! (Register for each day separately or bundle all three together for a discounted price.) JUNE 14: PRINTMAKING | 998-06-14-13 Use foam and safe carving tools to create a master plate that easily makes colorful prints. Learn various carving techniques to show textures, backgrounds, and focal points. JUNE 21: SCULPTING NATURE | 998-06-21-13 Build magical sculptures from found natural materials. Use woodworking tools like hand saws and cordless drills; learn quick, clever ways of joining your materials. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area. JUNE 28: WAX! | 998-06-28-13 Harvest materials from the garden and woods to make molds and cast wax candles or sculptures in the shape of fruits, veggies, leaves and sticks! Also experiment with dripping wax into colorful works of art. Taught by Willis Bowman, an engineer, artist and co-designer/ builder of the Arboretum’s “Under the Oak” nature play area.

BUNDLE ALL THREE FRIDAY ARTIST SERIES DAYS & PAY $68 member/$77 non-member (a savings of $10!) | 998-bundle3-13

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. Grow. Restore. COOKING WITH EASE Fridays, July 12-August 16, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Fee per day: $33 member/$36 non-member, Price includes tastings in class and leftovers to bring home, Limit 16, Learning Center Have fun while increasing skill and confidence in the kitchen. Prepare and sample recipes in class, then take a few tastes home to share with your family too! Each day has a unique theme, sign up for each individually or see below to bundle all six together for an additional discount. (Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden!) JULY 12: VEGGIE FRITTERS | 997-07-12-13 Customize this delicious fried snack by experimenting with different vegetable combinations. JULY 19: FRUIT MANIA! | 997-07-19-13 Make fruit sorbet, sauce, smoothies, even grilled fruit and a baked fruit treat. JULY 26: PUDDING | 997-07-26-13 Pudding doesn’t have to come from a little cardboard box! Use fresh and natural ingredients like avocadoes, carrots, bananas and chocolate to create a variety of creamy pudding treats. AUGUST 2: NOODLES | 997-08-02-13 Mix and roll out traditional wheat flour egg noodles, and also experiment with zucchini, carrot, and other unexpected noodle options. AUGUST 9: GARDEN SURPRISE | 997-08-09-13 Harvest what’s ready in the garden and improvise recipes for something savory and something sweet! AUGUST 16: CHOCOLATE | 997-08-16-13 Make a variety of cocoa-centric treats as we celebrate a plant that has changed the world. (Different recipes each year for repeat chocolateloving campers).

BUNDLE ALL SIX COOKING WITH EASE DAYS & PAY $168 member/$186 non-member (a savings of $30!) | 997-bundle6-13 WWW.ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN.ASPX OR CALL 952-443-1422 Learn 2013 Bklt v4K.indd 21

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SPRING-SUMMER CHILDREN & FAMILIES FAMILY COOKING

FAMILY COOKING (ADULT+CHILD) FRESH PICKED FEAST FOR LUNCH FOR AN ADULT + KIDS WHO ARE K-2ND GRADE GRADS (976-08-13-13-01) Tuesday, August 13, 9 a.m. – Noon $24 per person member/$26 per person non-member, Price includes lunch, Limit 16, Learning Center Create a tasty garden-fresh rainbow meal! Cook using color as an easy guide for well-rounded nutrition, flavor, texture, and fun for the whole family! (Different recipes each summer for repeat participants. Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden!)

FRESH PICKED FEAST FOR SUPPER FOR AN ADULT + KIDS WHO ARE 3RD-8TH GRADE GRADS (976-08-13-13-02) Tuesday, August 13, 2 p.m.–5 p.m. $24 per person member/$26 per person non-member, Price includes supper, Limit 16, Learning Center Create a tasty garden-fresh rainbow meal! Cook using color as an easy guide for well-rounded nutrition, flavor, texture, and fun for the whole family! (Different recipes each summer for repeat participants. Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden!)

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. Grow. Restore. GUIDED ADVENTURES Guided Adventures are perfect for daycare, scout, summer school or neighborhood groups wanting extra hands-on fun during an Arboretum visit. Each Guided Adventure lasts one hour, and can accommodate groups of 10-50 children. Complete details are available online at www.arboretum. umn.edu/fieldtrips.aspx. PLANTS TOP TO BOTTOM FOR 3 - 5 YEAR OLDS Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays June 10 - August 15, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 .p.m., 1 p.m.-2 p.m. $5 per student member/$5 per student non-member, Limit 10-50 children, Learning Center Explore plants from top to bottom in this active hour long guided adventure. We will investigate the parts of a plant from a preschooler’s point of view, and discover what plants need to live. We will hunt around the garden and dig up a plant to examine. We will even make a living seed necklace to take home!

AMAZING BEES! FOR 1ST 6TH GRADE GRADS Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays June 10 - August 15, 9 a.m.10 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 .p.m., 1 p.m.2 p.m. $5 per student member/$5 per student non-member, Limit 10-50 children, Learning Center Did you know that a bee has five eyes? Or that they have a special tongue that is shaped like a straw? Bees are fascinating creatures and we are dependant on them for 30% of the food we eat. Find out about what a bee looks like under a microscope, how they make honey, and why we need bees in our gardens in this hour long guided adventure. You will also get to taste test honey and plant a bee friendly flower to take home.

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Register online at www.arboretum.umn.edu/learn.aspx or by phone at 952-443-1422 Mail: Classes; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a premier arboretum and part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences of the University of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. ©2013 All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Learn Education Classes for Families Spring-Summer 2013