Education Programs

Gabis Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for education, academic research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment. We offer several informal education programs and certifications to support our mission.

Group Visits & Field Trips

Take advantage of a variety of our outdoor learning spaces! Options are available for guided and self-guided programs.

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Virtual Experiences

Gabis Arboretum offers online programming and presentations as an initiative to engage with the virtual community.

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Upcoming Educational Classes

Jun 21

TimberNook Camp: A Week of Wild

This going wild adventure takes play to a whole new level through collaborative, creative and sensory-immersive experiences with friends new and old.

Jun 23

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Jun 24

Literature in the Garden: Junior Master Gardener Program

Bring your children (ages 8-10) to Gabis Arboretum for a reading in the garden with an educational craft afterwards. The class will be taught by Porter County Master Gardeners, Laura Tucker, Linda Mapes and Carolyn Dye.

Jun 26

Plant Drawing Workshop

Join nature artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify certain plants in the arboretum during a guided hike and then learn how to draw them.