The fall 2012 Arboretum Days events will be held on Sept. 8, Sept. 29 and Oct. 13, at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum at 9 a.m. Arboretum Days is an approximately one-hour educational program designed for children ages 6 to 12 that features a nature-themed learning activity. The fall programs represent a series where each event builds on the next, however, programs can be attended separately. The final product of the series will be a permanent mosaic urn in the Arboretum featuring diverse insect and leaf creations done by Arboretum Days participants.
The Sept. 8 program will start with a brief look at the exciting diversity of the insect and plant world. Students will then create their own interpretations in clay.
During the second program on Sept. 29, participants will look at the clay beneath their feet and how it is turned into beautiful art and functional pieces. Students will then paint their pieces to go on the urn.
The third program will feature the last creative process of putting the ceramic pieces onto a large urn that will sit near the entrance of the Arboretum.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The fee is a $2 per child, per program, or all three programs for $5. To register, email your child's name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made on the day of the event at sign in. For more information call 334.844.5770 or check the Arboretum website.