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7 Ideas to Try as Earth Day Turns 50


Marissa Gallant Youth Education Manager The first earth day, celebrated on April 22nd, 1970, gave voice to a growing public concern about the state of the planet. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed this day be devoted to a national teach-in on the environment. His idea brought together people from all walks of life with [...]

7 Ideas to Try as Earth Day Turns 502020-04-22T13:50:42+00:00

5 Benefits of Nature Journaling


By Trisha Danforth Education & Events Coordinator A nature journal is a tool to use when you are practicing your observation skills in nature. It may have notes, drawings, and even poems! Before cameras, scientists and artists drew and wrote their observations about the nature around them. But you don’t have to be either [...]

5 Benefits of Nature Journaling2020-04-09T14:42:39+00:00

Story Time Video: Camouflaged Critters


By Marissa Gallant Youth Education Manager While some of us like to stand out and be the center of attention, others prefer to stay out of the limelight. The same holds true in the animal kingdom. Of the millions of animal species across the globe, all have developed their own unique sets of adaptations. [...]

Story Time Video: Camouflaged Critters2020-04-09T16:26:39+00:00

Installing Eden at Tower Hill’s 2020 Orchid Show


By Kyle Jacoby Manager of Exhibitions  As you entered the Limonaia during the 2020 Orchid Show you were greeted by a stunning display of art and horticulture. There was no better representation of these two things working together than Eden. Sitting high up on the eastern wall of the conservatory was the face of [...]

Installing Eden at Tower Hill’s 2020 Orchid Show2020-04-08T21:07:28+00:00

Nature-Inspired Coloring Ideas


Marissa Gallant Youth Education Manager Though we try to get outside as much as we can, everyone needs a stock of rainy day activities. Here are some of our favorite botanical-inspired educational coloring pages to help you get your daily dose of nature - inside as well as out. Grab your colored pencils, crayons, [...]

Nature-Inspired Coloring Ideas2020-04-08T21:10:00+00:00

7 Hiking Tips from a Dog’s Perspective


By Emma Kerr Adult Education Manager  I recently took a walk with my dog, Burden, and began to think about what exploring looks like from his perspective. So here are some tips from Burden on how to enjoy a hike. 1) Use your nose. For us dogs smell is super important, but you can pay [...]

7 Hiking Tips from a Dog’s Perspective2020-04-07T17:43:08+00:00