Online Resources & Activities
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is excited to launch a new page of Online Resources and Activities! Developed by our Education & Programming Coordinator, Sam Burbach, this content will be education-driven and focused on activities you can do in your very own home (and with the assistance of your little helpers!)
By Sam Burbach, Education & Programming Coordinator - 11/24/2020While outdoor flowers have faded in our region and we take a break from gardening outdoors for a while, the time of indoor plants is upon us, especially holiday plants. In celebration of Thanksgiving...
Save a few of the leaves from your rake pile and break out the craft supplies to make autumn leaf rubbings for fall decorations and cards!
Download and print this fun scavenger hunt at home for the kiddos!
Explore all that fall has to offer with our new Self-Guided Fall Color Smartphone Tour!
Learn how trees change color and the science behind it in this educational webinar presented by Plant Physiologist, Paul Schaberg!
Learn how to start a fresh herb plant from a simple cutting out of your garden before the frost sets in!
Craig LeHoullier Presents: Epic Tomatoes from Your Gardens – some stories, history, and tips & tricks for success
Click here for a recording of the webinar presented by Craig LeHoullier, Epic Tomatoes from Your Gardens – some stories, history, and tips & tricks for success!
Learn all about seed saving in this week’s online resource!
Join us as we follow a monarch through its life cycle! From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis, we’ll show you the journey a monarch goes through to become a full grown butterfly!
Thank you to Randy Zimmerman for creating one last Self-Guided Tranquility Walk to guide us through the last weeks of summer!
Celebrate the 4th of July this year by making Firework Flowers!
Not all pollinators have wings! Mammals and reptiles are important pollinators in nature and while they may not make up the largest group of pollinators, they are some of the largest pollinators in size!
Pollinating isn’t just for insects – vertebrates like birds and bats are also essential pollinators for flowering plants!
Learn about some of the most unlikely pollinators, beetles and flies!
Learn why butterflies and moths are actually accidental pollinators and how they pollinate!
Learn about the different types of bees you see in your backyard!
A week of June each year is designated as “National Pollinator Week” to celebrate pollinators and educate the public on how we can protect pollinators. Pollinator week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. For more information, visit...
Have a sunny spot in your backyard or garden? Create a sunflower house for the kids to play in!
Learn how to make your own root-view farm using recycled materials and carrot seeds!
Randy Zimmerman, guide of the popular Tranquility Walks at Klehm, has thoughtfully created a second Self-Guided Tranquility Walk! Print it out and bring it along for a calming walk at Klehm, or even use it around your neighborhood or any other outdoor space. ...
Sprouting Kitchen Scraps is back! Learn how to sprout those old avocado pits rather than throwing them away!
Make your own in-garden compost with food and kitchen scraps!
Looking to reimagine your current garden (or create a new one altogether) but don’t know where to start? Read on to learn the basics of landscape design and how to create your own!
Click here for a recording of the webinar presented by Mark Dwyer, Cool Plants and Hot Garden Trends for 2020!
Create your own DIY Flower Prints with blooms from your own backyard!
Experience the calming power of nature with a self-guided Tranquility Walk, created by Randy Zimmerman.
Help spread floral cheer while bringing back the tradition of May Day this year!
Celebrate Arbor Day with a cute and fun family tree craft!
Grow houseplants with this easy DIY self-watering planter!
Learn how to prune your roses from an expert – Linda Bergstrom, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden volunteer!
Learn how to care for ornamental grasses, including spring clean up!
Learn how to sprout kitchen scraps rather than throwing them in the garbage or compost!
Now is the time to look at the structure of your trees and remove water sprouts and suckers!
Teach the basics of recycling and give the gift that keeps on giving by making homemade seed paper!
Make your own seed tape or seed mats to start your seeds this spring!
Learn how to make Recycled Paper Seed Bombs!
Learn how to start seeds outdoors through the winter sowing method!