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Upcoming events at the Flagstaff Arboretum

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Children ages 4-5 can sign up to participate in the Arboretum’s new Sprouts Program, which introduces children to hands-on gardening experience.

<i>Courtesy photo</i><br> Children ages 4-5 can sign up to participate in the Arboretum’s new Sprouts Program, which introduces children to hands-on gardening experience.

Flagstaff Arboretum seeking docents for 2011

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arboretum at Flagstaff is looking for community members who have a deep love of the land and fascination with nature to volunteer during the upcoming year. Docent tour guides lead visitors on daily tours of the gardens at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from April through October.

Training begins with an introductory session on Tuesday, March 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Docent training classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in March and April and will prepare volunteer docents to share information about the natural history of the Colorado Plateau with visitors. A full description of the docent program is available at www.thearb.org. To register for the training program, call (928) 774-1442 ext. 110.

Arboretum introduces new 'Sprouts' preschool program

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arboretum at Flagstaff will be introducing a new half day preschool program called Sprouts. Children ages 4-5 will have a chance to get hands-on experience with gardening at their own level. They will learn how plants grow, why compost is great for your garden, and have the opportunity to plant vegetables and flowers they have nurtured themselves.

Sessions will be held Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. from April 20 to May 25.

For more details, visit www.thearb.com. To register your child for Sprouts, please check first for availability by calling (928) 774-1442 ext. 123. Turn your little one into your biggest helper in the garden.

Arboretum Summer Adventure Program

The Arboretum at Flagstaff announces the opening of registration for the 2011 Summer Adventure Programs. Children will discover the flora and fauna of the Colorado Plateau, guided by environmental educators. Hands-on experiences with pond life, plants, and wildlife will inspire your kids' curiosity about the world around them. Camps focus on science and art using over 200-acres of forest, gardens, meadows, and wetlands.

One-day programs are available for children ages 4-13, as well as week-long camps for children 8-13. Full program listings can be found at www.thearb.org.

To register for Summer Adventure Programs, please check availability first by calling (928) 774-1442 ext. 123.

The Arboretum is a botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau. It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in west Flagstaff. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through October.

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