Conifers, special cone-bearing trees with needle and scale-like leaves, can be found throughout the arboretum. Kids and their families will have fun locating these trees and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the day during the afternoon.
To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes:
- HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
- ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from 9:00 – 5:00 P.M.
- HIKE OF THE DAY, lead by a Bernheim guide, starts at the Visitor Center at 2:00 P.M. and runs 45 – 60 minutes
The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center.