Grown-Up Creek Stomp


women enjoy looking for critters in a creekGrab a pair of waders and get your feet wet in the Arboretum’s creeks and wetlands. Stomp around and scoop up macroinvertebrates as you learn about the animals that live in our waterways. Grab a fistful of mud and learn how its characteristics support certain plants that thrive in wet areas. Discover the fascinating history of the Arboretum’s wetlands. Don’t miss this special opportunity to be a kid again, and interact with the Arboretum in a whole new way. This program is for participants ages 16 and up.

Instructors: Beth Bengston and Lyn Myers, Arboretum education guides
Notes: Held outdoors. Bring waders if you have them (the Arboretum has waders you can borrow), a towel, hand sanitizer, insect repellent, and an extra pair of socks and shoes. Limit 18
Recommended Ages: 16+

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Schedule and Location


This class has been resechuled for Saturday, July 14, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. due to the unsafe high water conditions in the creek.
Please call the registrar if you can't attend at 630-719-2468.
Meet at Parking Lot 29

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.