Bailey Arboretum offers a number of different programs throughout the year that highlights its natural wonders. The philosophy behind the programs is that by enhancing our sense of wonder and knowledge we will appreciate and care for the nature around us.
Each month the Arboretum offers a family nature walk and adult walk. Using games, activities, stories and hands-on experiences participants will learn about the interrelationships that make Bailey’s such a special place. The programs highlight the trees, flowers, animals of all kinds that live in the forests and ponds. The themes of the walks are how the natural world can inspire creativity and problem solving. Each walk highlights a different aspect of nature that with more understanding can help us to be more creative. By observing and understanding the interrelationships, diversity and examples of cooperation in nature new ideas will flow.
In the Children’s Habitat there are programs with nature themes that children can enjoy as they play in the habitat. They are welcome to stay for some or all of each program. Some of the topics are story-telling, nature art, inventing animals and more. In this day and age children and adults suffer from what Richard Louv calls “nature deficit disorder” they just do not spend enough time outdoors. Bailey Arboretum is the cure.