Calendar of Events
March 20, 2013
March 19, 2013
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to learn new skills? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Consider volunteering at the Arboretum! Join our team of over 100 volunteers and join our efforts toward conservation, education, and learning innovative ways to help the environment!
New Volunteer Orientation 2013
Orientation will be presented on two Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 19 and 26 (Attendance is required at both sessions). The two-session orientation program includes an overview and history of the Arboretum as well as information about the various volunteer opportunities. Additional training days are required for certain volunteer positions. You must register for this event by calling 219-462-0025.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE.
March 16, 2013
Students will learn about tree identification, participate in environmental education activities that focus on trees, and will learn how to present these activities.
Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window to the world,” helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place within it. PLT activities are hands-on interdisciplinary lessons that integrate easily into all subject areas. They are correlated to both state and national educational standards, useful to formal and non-formal educators from preschool through high school. Participants will receive the PLT Pre-K to 8th grade curriculum guide and supplementary materials.
Bring/wear: Sturdy Shoes, Camera, Field Guides, Warm Layer, Water Bottle, Pencil, Paper, Rain Coat, lunch.
This class is the botany section of the Master Naturalist Program, but Project Learning Tree can be taken as a stand-alone class as well.
The program is free for new and already-certified Taltree docents. New docents must take the Master Naturalist class and others offered through Taltree to become a docent. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
March 13, 2013
Students will learn about the geologic history of the Indiana Dunes, Taltree’s geology, as well as the geologic features of the entire state.
March 7, 2013
Participants will be introduced to team building exercises, strategies for leading interpretive hikes, and the history of environmental education. This session provides an overview of the eight courses that comprise the Indiana Master Naturalist Program offered here at Taltree.
March 2, 2013
Never started seeds before or tried and failed? Learn the basics to starting seeds indoors in your own home. It’s not as expensive as you might think! Whether you’re interested in flowers or vegetables or both, this class will teach you what you need to get started, and with prices soaring, who couldn’t use a do-it-yourself way to cut your household costs? This class will start in the classroom, then move to the greenhouse for examples and hands-on learning.
February 23, 2013
Stop paying someone else to do it! Learn how easy it is to do basic maintenance on all your motorized home lawn care equipment. (more…)
February 2, 2013
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW.
Tired of being cooped up? Want to get outside? Want to hike off those winter blues? Come out and snowshoe with Taltree staff and Cabela’s staff! Cabela’s staff will have demo gear for people to try out on Taltree’s trails!
Have you ever tried to start a campfire without a match? Wondered about strategies of wilderness survival? Come out and learn wilderness tricks from experienced wilderness instructors Maddie and Steven Grimm.
January 26, 2013
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Tired of dull pruners? Come join Chad Cronin, veteran mechanic and Groundsman, for a tool sharpening class! Class attendees will learn the basic maintenance/upkeep of hand held garden tools (pruners, loppers, etc.). (more…)