Photo Caption: Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at Morris Arboretum’s Tu B’Shevat Family Day on Sunday February 8, 1 – 3pm. This event will feature Andi Joseph ~ The Musical Mommy, who will lead children in a fun, musical and educational program. Kids will also enjoy digging in the dirt to transplant a tree seedling to take home. Free with garden admission. For more information,www.morrisarboretum.org.
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January 22, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 x121
The Morris Arboretum Celebrates Tu B’Shevat
Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at Morris Arboretum’s Tu B’Shevat Family Day on Sunday February 8, 1 – 3pm. This event will feature Andi Joseph ~ The Musical Mommy, who serves as a Jewish music specialist and leads musical and educational Shabbat programs. Andi’s concerts involve audience participation, fun props, and an engaging, captivating blend of traditional, original and contemporary music where children join right in the fun. After the performance, kids may transplant a tree seedling to take home and learn how to care for their new tree buddy.
During the week of Sunday, February 1 – Sunday, February 8 (excluding Friday and Saturday) in one hour and 15 minute sessions, pre-K through 3rd grade groups may take part in an indoor/outdoor tree education program. Through interactive play, kids will learn about a tree’s root system, participate in “Tree Jeopardy,” take home a birch tree seedling, and go on a short tour of the Morris Arboretum. To schedule a group visit, available by reservation only, call 215-247-5777 ext 157. Both events are free with regular admission and group rates apply for the education program.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A new permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing. The Morris Arboretum’s new Horticulture Center Complex has received Platinum Level LEED® Certification, the highest sustainability rating of the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.
Marie Mercaldo Ingegneri
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118