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Awbury Arboretum- Outdoors with Kids book launch event

Join AMC for outdoor fun at Awbury Arboretum. Local Delaware Valley Chapter AMC members will be on hand to celebrate Outdoors with Kids Philadelphia by Susan Charkes. This info-packed guide from outdoor experts at AMC focuses on 100 close-to-home outdoor experiences in & around the city. Come explore the trails, meadows, and wetlands of our featured destination, Awbury Arboretum, and join us for organized kid-friendly activities. Outdoors with Kids Philadelphia books will be available for sale. Free & open to the public. Rain or shine. We recommend you bring snacks & water for your family. Learn more about family friendly activities in the area and how to get involved.

Here's a list of activites that are currently planned for the day.

Nature Bingo: Children search for items on their board like a scavenger hunt, and when they complete a row and reach Bingo. Prizes will be given.

Fairy Home Building: Children/families will collect natural items they find around the grounds and will build miniature homes.

Catching dragonflies and Tadpoles at the Pond: Awbury has let me know that they have waders and nets that children can use at the pond to catch dragonflies and tadpoles.

Leaf Etching: This is a simple activity where kids are given paper and crayons, and they find leaves (or twigs, sand, etc.) to etch by putting them under the paper. Kids will be able to bring home their creations.

Guided Hike to Secret Garden at 3:00pm: Hidden deep in Awbury's grounds lies a Secret Garden. Home to lots of flowering plants and various tree types, children and families will get a chance to see the grounds in a guided tour that highlights the walled-in Secret Garden



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  • John

    This sounds like a lot of fun. Does anything start earlier or does the whole event start at 2:00??

    June 7, 2013

    • Cindy

      The event starts at 2pm

      June 8, 2013

  • Maureen H

    May not make it until 3 for the hike.

    June 4, 2013

  • Dianne M.

    Sorry, but I can no longer attend. But the activities sound fun!

    June 3, 2013

  • John P. B.

    I'll be there with 2 other AMC staff from Bethlehem with maps, brochures and other materials.

    May 9, 2013

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