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April 2014
$15 Girl Scout + 1 Parent

Girl Scouts Junior Gardener Badge Workshop

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

This Girl Scouts’ exclusive gardening workshop fulfills the first requirement of the Girl Scouts’ Junior Gardener badge requirements.

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$15 Girl Scout + 1 Parent

Girl Scouts Junior Gardener Badge Workshop

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

This Girl Scouts’ exclusive gardening workshop fulfills the first requirement of the Girl Scouts’ Junior Gardener badge requirements.

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January 2014
$30 Members/$35 Non-Members

Project WILD: Environmental Education

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States

Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs by K-12 educators. Program themes include animal habitat games, population ecology and endangered species.

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October 20132013
$30 members/$35 non-members

PROJECT WILD

October 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States

Wildlife and ecology course. Themes include animal habitat games, population ecology, and endangered species. Course is available on-site only. Meets CEU requirements. Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. REGISTER HERE

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September 2013

Trail of Scarecrows

September 23, 2013 - November 2, 2013

Scholastic Scarecrows Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Then, write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the chosen story or character within the story. First, second, and third prizes are awarded. Scarecrows will be on display at Taltree the entire month of October. Click to Continue. Provided with support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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July 2013
$30 for members/$35 for non-members

Project WET

July 27, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Project WET is great for continuing education!  Come learn about water conservation, tools for teaching environmental education to K-12 students, and much more!  The instructor will guide you through how to lead activities, and will teach you the tricks of being a naturalist. Register Here

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May 2013

MASTER NATURALIST: Final Exam

May 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States
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Participants in Taltree’s Indiana Master Naturalist program will be given an open book exam on all of the information covered. To receive your certificate of completion, you must commit a minimum of one hour of service per hour of coursework. Your service must be for a state or local park, natural resources agency, or approved local community organization to help with trails, programs, gardening, resource inventory, or other project that they might have available. Let’s say you pass your exam.…

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MASTER NATURALIST: Ecology

May 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States
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Participants will learn about environmental conservation locally, regionally and statewide. This course will include Taltree’s land management process and cover historical figures related to environmental conservation.

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April 2013

MASTER NATURALIST: Botany

April 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States
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Participants will learn about Indiana’s native wildflower species and their habitats.

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$1 for children/$2.50 for adults

Earth Day School Hike Special

April 22, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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EARTH DAY 2013 Earth Day Children’s Group Hike Discount Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating northwest Indiana’s ecology at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Two hikes will be offered at a discounted price on Monday, April 22. Hikers must call to reserve a spot in either the 10:30 am – noon hike or the 1 – 2:30 pm hike. Hikes will go through Taltree’s woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Cost for this guided Earth Day hike is $1 per child and $2.50 for…

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