This year-long programming initiative celebrates the opening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden with monthly events.
In this inaugural year, look for monthly programs ranging from art and photography contests to an excursion into the wetlands. Programs are presented by respected professionals in the field of nature and are chaired by exceptional community leaders. Click below to learn more about the available programs.
Free workshop for budding scientists and FREE SCIENCE PROJECT EXHIBITION
Thank you for your interest in the Science Project Workshop and Exhibition
Presented by Dallas Arboretum in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
Get that competitive edge or just come have fun!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Rosine Hall, Dallas Arboretum
Grades 3-5 2:00 pm
Grades 6-8 3:30 pm
Workshops will last approximately one hour
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Rosine Hall, Dallas Arboretum
2:00 pm – 5:00pm
Students will experience how to create a superb science project using real scientific investigation and discovery from expert teachers. The free Workshops for grades 3-8 students will be held on December 8 and culminate with the competition and free Science Project Exhibition on May 4, 2014. Thirty-five year veteran science teacher Stephanie Barta, recently retired as the St. Marks School of Texas Science Department Chair, will head up the project in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife scientists Dotty Woodson and Jeff Raska. This prestigious team will present two workshops, one each for 3rd- 5th grades and 6th- 8th grades. For entering the exhibition, workshop attendance is a requirement, which can be satisfied by viewing the workshops on YouTube or the Arboretum website if attendance at the Arboretum is not possible. Students who attend a workshop at the Arboretum will be given free admission to the Arboretum main gardens and the Children’s Garden. Students who are not able to visit the Children’s Garden before selecting their topic, which should focus on an idea derived from the concepts or content found in the Children’s Garden, can take a “virtual tour” on the website to get his/her idea for the project topic. Go to www.dallasarboretum.org, select “Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Info”, watch the video on that page and then select the box “READ MORE ABOUT INDOOR/OUTDOOR GALLERIES”.
One of the distinctions of this program is that each finalist will be interviewed by the team about his/her project. Students are requested to sign up for the workshops by December 2. Workshops will be in Rosine Hall on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm for grades 3-5 and 3:30 pm for grades 6-8. (Rosine Hall is located to the left, just inside the Main Entrance to the Arboretum.) Enrollment deadline for participation in the May 4th juried Exhibition to be held in Rosine Hall is April 20, 2014, and project submissions will be accepted in Sewell Boardroom at the Arboretum for all grades on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Monday, April 28 and Tuesday April 29, 8:30 am – 10:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. (For directions to Sewell Boardroom, stop at the Information desk inside the Main Entrance.)
The video will be on the website by December 16, 2013. For more information email email@example.com, or call 214-515-6518.