Spring Arboretum Exploration After-School Program
A weekly 2.5 hour 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 second week of June. Each session can be signed up for 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. Masks and COVID symptom checks are required for all participants. 10 students per session max. Sign up here.
Arboretum Summer Club– Registration Now Open! Sign up here.
Play, Learn and Explore! Enjoy everything Mt. Pisgah has to offer in the summer every Wednesday from 10am-1pm. Each week has its own theme and can be signed up for individually. For youth 5-11, $20 per session. Arboretum Members- get one session free if you sign up for 4 sessions at a time. Masks and COVID symptom checks are required for all participants. 10 students max each session.
Bugs and Little Critters – Hiking Journey – Amazing Forests – Creeks, Rivers, Rain and Water – Nature Art – Animal Tracking – Mt. Pisgah Olympics – Survival Day – River Exploration – Food Chains
Mt. Pisgah Internship– Open Until Filled
This 8-week internship is for young adults 14-18 years old who want to learn more about ecology and the stewardship of natural areas. Learn skills in habitat restoration, trail building and IDing/finding local plants and animals. Youth who complete the internship will receive a letter of recommendation. Mondays 10am-1pm, June 21st-August 16th (no meeting on July 5th). To apply, fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCTWZCC
Do you enjoy walking in the Arboretum with your family? Have you or your child ever seen something interesting on the trail and you wished you knew more about it? Why not join us for family walks? They’re a great way for everyone to learn more about this place that you love together. After a family walk you’ll be showing off your new knowledge of the plants and animals of Mt. Pisgah for each other and friends. We offer guided nature walks for families a few times each month. 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. Masks (for everyone 4 and up) and COVID symptom checks are required for participants. One walk a month is free for members. It will be labeled as a free for members walk on our calendar.
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 and can be set up to fit your schedule. $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. Email [email protected] with your request.
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
Tadpole Video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Tree Frog Life Cycle – The Best Place for Tadpoles – Frog Kid! (for 3rd-5th grade) Put the Tree Frog in the Right Habitat – The Best Part of a Frog – Life at the Pond
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.
Our partners, Whole Earth Nature School, and Nearby Nature, run full-day summer camps at the Arboretum as well. If you are looking for a longer program for your child, please click the links above to learn more!