Adkins Arboretum Offers Science Program for Home School Students

This fall, home school students will learn about threats to the health of our planet when Adkins Arboretum offers Science for Home School Students: Planet Earth Clean-up! Through hands-on experiments, projects, service-learning and outdoor fun, students will learn about acid rain, ozone depletion, renewable and nonrenewable resources, pollution, smog and the Greenhouse effect, and will explore ways to help clean up planet Earth.

This eight-week program for home school students ages 8 to 12 runs Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Nov. 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fee is $60 for members, $75 for the general public. A $10 discount is offered for siblings. Advance registration is required. Register at, or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.