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Children’s Workshop: Will It Be a Bonsai or a Big Tree?

Children’s Workshop: Will It Be a Bonsai or a Big Tree?

An adult-child activity

Every tree seedling has its fate, and in this children's workshop, you can learn how that fate is determined. One adult and one child will have a special day together as they work as lab partners, using their “scientist eyes” to observe details and make comparisons. We’ll learn about plant physiology, ecosystems and bonsai history, too. At the close of class, each research team will receive a seedling whose fate they will decide. Will your tree go through the rigorous training to become a bonsai or will you plant it outdoors in spring to grow up wild, big and free?

Where:  U.S. National Arboretum – Meet at Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center

Age Recommendation: This activity is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Fee: $25 per child-adult pair. Registration required. Limited to 12 pairs.

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