Arboretum holds Arbor Day event

May 02, 2011

Grade-school students from the region spent their Arbor Day enjoying all that the Arboretum at Penn State has to offer. Nearly 300 youngsters and their teachers spent the day learning about pollination, sapling growth and planting, as well as tree investigating and watershed conservancy.

Staff from the Master Gardener Program at Penn State and the Center for Pollinator Research in Penn State's College of Agriculture led youngsters through a variety of hands-on learning stations.  The event culminated with all the students pitching in to plant three new trees at the 35-acre Arboretum. For more information about the Arboretum at Penn State visit http://arboretum.psu.edu/ and for photos of the event, visit http://live.psu.edu/flickrset/72157626505236967 online.

  • Grade-school students from the Centre Region participate in a tree planting at Arbor Day festivities held April 29 at the Arboretum at Penn State. For more photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Patrick Mansell

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Last Updated May 02, 2011