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Bug Safari

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Let your children go on a Bug Safari at Fullerton Arboretum on select Wednesday and Saturday’s mornings in June, July & August.

Fullerton Arboretum’s own “Bug Lady,” Cindy Calisher,  wil be in the garden and to show kids how to spot and identify many of the littler critters that inhabit our world. Kids will have opportunities to spot insects and other bugs!

  • When: Wednesdays, June 17 & July 15, 2015 from 9:30 am  – 10:30am and Saturdays, June 13, July 11 & August 8 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Where: Fullerton Aboretum – Nature Center and Grounds, located at: 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton, CA 92831
  • Cost:  $5 per child
  • Best suited for children ages: 5 and up

There is maxium regiration of 30 people, so be sure to reserve your spot asap! To register for the class, visit http://www.fullertonarboretum.com/Classes/

Note:  Children under  age 7 must be accompanied by  an adult.

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Go on a Bug Safari

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Let your children go on a Bug Safari at Fullerton Arboretum on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Join the Arboretum’s own “Bug Lady,” Cindy Calisher, in the garden and learn how to spot and identify many of the littler critters that inhabit our world. You will have opportunities to spot insects and other bugs!

There is maxium regiration of 30 people, so be sure to reserve your spot asap!

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM.

Cost:  $5 PER CHILD

Ages: 5 and up

Location: Fullerton Aboretum -Nature Center and Grounds, located at: 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton, CA 92831

Note:  Children under  age 7 must be accompanied by  an adult.

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Fullerton Arbortetum

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Last Saturday we visited the Fullerton Arboretum, this very tranquil place is located  just off the 57 frwy in Fullerton on the Cal State University Fullerton campus.

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 As we walked  along the dirt path we were greeted by glorious sunflowers and a waterfall. The waterfall leads to a stream that flows throughout one side of the arboretum and into two ponds. The ponds are hosts to ducks, fish, turtles and cranes. The stream instantly inspired my daughter to draw and write in her journal.

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There is a small nature center for the kids (with binoculars for the kids to use during their visit), a fruit orchard, a children’s garden, a community garden, walking trails (one with redwood trees) and a plant store called the “Potting Shed” that sells plants which reflect the Arboretum’s Garden Collections: Cultivated, Desert, Mediterranean, and Woodland.

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They have guided tours of the Heritage House. This Eastlake style home was the home of Dr. Clark, one of the most highly regarded individuals in early Fullerton. The home was relocated to the Arboretum in 1972. The interior is fully restored and refurbished with furniture and medical equipment of that era. A suggested donation of $3.00 is encouraged be not required.

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The Farm Stand is open every Sunday and sells vegetable grown at the arboretum. They offer educational opportunities for adults such as Yoga in the Garden, Composting and an Eating in the Yard Series. They also hold an ongoing children’s series called Bug-Safaris, There are plenty of walking trails and benches to sit and enjoy the views and a quick snack.

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Bring your water and be advised that picnicking is not allowed inside the Arboretum, there are however picnic tables just before the entrance. Parking is free on a dirt lot. A  donation of $5.00 to visit the arboretum is suggested but not required. For a complete list of events check their calendar. In addition to the Family Fun to be had here, places like this are a great addition to your Summer Educational Series. Here’s a list of botanical gardens and arboretums in the United States.

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