Children and Family Programs

Junior Expedition (in person)

Explore the changing seasons through play and discovery

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Search for signs of animals and learn how life adapts to the changing seasons in this three-week drop-off program of nature discovery.

This program meets on-site at the Arboretum. 

Instructor: Kathryn Neuffer 

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently. 

Age: 3 to 5 years


Kathryn Neuffer

Kathryn Neuffer supervises the early childhood programming in the Children’s Garden and has a background in early childhood and special education. She enjoys introducing our youngest visitors to the wonders of the outdoors and helping to grow children’s curiosity toward the natural world through play and hands-on experiences. 

  • This is a drop-off program held completely outdoors, weather permitting. Dress your young explorer for the weather.
  • Read the Jr. Expedition Program Handbook for information on suggested clothing, program supplies, drop-off and pick-up procedures, and more.
  • Backpack
  • Snack
  • Water bottle


Three Mondays: Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, 2022
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.


Three Mondays: December 5, 12, and 19, 2022
9:30 to 11 a.m.


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