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The Arboretum at Penn State

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Arboretum
University Park, PA 16802 United States

Free parking is available.  Pick up a parking pass at the Outlook Pavilion.

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June 2019

1004SC Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree: Breeding, Biotech and Biocontrol United for Restoration

June 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The American chestnut once lived across 180 million acres of the Appalachian Mountains and was a primary component of Pennsylvania’s forests. Plant importation brought a devastating fungal disease that all but eliminated the species from its original range. Researchers at Penn State are on the forefront to restore this species, exploring the many facets required for reintroduction of disease-resistant populations. Join Sara at the Orchard for this on-site talk on the restoration of the American Chestnut tree.

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1003SC Sundials and How the One at The Arboretum Works

June 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

The Meyers Sundial in The Arboretum at Penn State is both a sculpture and a functionally accurate timepiece. Learn how we achieve that fusion of art and science, how the complexities of solar time place limits on functionality, and how our sundial can be read accurately on the hour at any time of the year - if the sun is out, of course.

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July 2019

0010SC Through Childhood’s Gate; A Tour of the Children’s Garden at The Arboretum at Penn State

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Childhood's Gate is an enchanting discovery-based outdoor learning space for children of all ages and the child at heart. Linda, children's garden educator, will provide a tour of this special place, highlighting the stories behind the design of the garden and the many special elements that inspire learning, love, and stewardship of the natural world.

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