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August 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Looking at Leaves

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trees can be identified by their leaves, thanks to features like form, arrangement, and shape. Kids and their families will have fun identifying trees through the On Your Own Challenge and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., meet at the…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Crypto Animal Safari

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crypto means “hidden”, which is a good way to describe many animals found in nature. Kids and their families will have fun hunting for crypto animals through the On Your Own Challenge, and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00…

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July 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Summer Plant Bingo

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Move like a busy bee from plant to plant, not to collect pollen, but to score bingo on today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun looking for summer plants and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m.…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Living on the Edge

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Follow today’s On Your Own Challenge along the water’s edge to discover an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Kids and their families will have fun roaming riparian habitats and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon.  On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., meet at…

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March 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens all around us! Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, 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…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Cool Conifers

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…

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February 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Bird is the Word

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

While some birds migrate, some call Kentucky home year-round. Kids and their families will have fun identifying these feathered residents 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…

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January 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Naked Trees

January 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Without leaves, tree branches, bark, and buds are exposed and ready for observation! Kids and their families will have fun comparing tree structures 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…

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December 2013
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Hot Chocolate Hike

December 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the first day of winter with a warm cup of hot chocolate! Earn a free cup by completing the On Your Own Challenge and then turning in your worksheet at Isaac’s Café. During the afternoon, have fun exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the guided  Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by a…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Gifts of the Standing People

December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trees have long provided people with physical and spiritual gifts. Kids and their families will have fun using tree treasures to make holiday ornaments through the On Your Own Challenge. During the afternoon, have fun exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the guided Hike of the Day.  Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by…

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