Check out our YouTube channel for regular videos about the animals and plants that call Mount Pisgah Arboretum home and virtual walks for kids and adults.
Virtual Resources for Teachers- Monthly Videos and Seesaw Activities
Mushroom Video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Mushroom Parts Puzzle– Name the Mushroom – Plants vs Fungus – What Eats Mushrooms? (for 3rd-5th grade) Mushroom Parts Puzzle – Name the Mushroom – Fungus in the Forest
Carpenter Ants video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Ant Journey – Day in the Life of an Ant – Ants and Seeds (for 3rd-5th grade) Match the Ant Body Parts – How Ants Help the Forest – Best Job in the Colony
If these activities and videos are useful to you, please consider making at one time donation of $20-$30 for their use here.
Pre-registration and masks for anyone 5 years and older are required. Maximum group size 10. We will be doing temperature checks and running through a COVID symptoms questionnaire before the start of each program.
Registration for Spring Arboretum Exploration Programs- our youth after school program- is now open! See more information below.
Wednesday Weekly Walks – With a different topic each week, you can sign up for as many as you’d like. See our calendar of events for information about each walk. These walks are from either 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. They start at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Education Building. $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. One walk a month is free for members. It will be labeled as a free for members walk on our calendar.
Arboretum Exploration – A weekly 2.5 hour “after school” type program for elementary kids ages 5-11, where they can explore Mount Pisgah with games, hikes, stories and journaling activities. 1-3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the first week of March through the first week of June. Allowing for the uncertainty of a return to in-person schooling, you can sign up for each session individually. That way, your student can participate a few times a month or weekly as your schedule allows. Arboretum Members- get one session free if you sign up for 4 sessions at a time with a 25% discount. 10 students per session max. Sign up here.
Private Group Program – Want to do a weekly or one-time 2-hour program with only your quarantine “pod” or family? You must have at least 5 students in your group. These are a great alternative to birthday parties! $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. Email [email protected] with your request.
Our partners, Whole Earth Nature School, and Nearby Nature, will be running half-day and full-day programs at the Arboretum as well. If you are looking for a longer program for your child, please click the links above to learn more!