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Dallas Arboretum

The Scoop on Soil (Campus Program)- During School Day

Time Frames
During School Day, Summer
On Campus Program
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd


Take a closer look at soil! Students work in groups to observe a soil sample from the Arboretum grounds and sort out the components that make up the soil. Groups then compare their observations with each other and discuss how scientists learn from samples. Students explore how water moves through different types of sediment and discuss the characteristics of soils that support plant growth.

Students Will

  • Make observations of a soil sample
  • Identify the components of soil
  • Observe how water moves through different types of soil


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: E-mail [email protected] or call to scheduled your time
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: $200 per session; minimum 4 sessions per booking; maximum 8 sessions per day
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: Maximum 30 students per session; minimum 3 sessions per day

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To request a program date, complete a program reservation request form on the Dallas Arboretum Education webpage at *Please note: A program reservation request form must be completed on our website in order to reserve your program. An email with desired program and voucher number is not sufficient to reserve your spot.* Financial Aid may be available to reduce the cost of your field trip. See the Dallas Arboretum Education webpage for full details. For additional information, e-mail us at [email protected] (preferred) or call (214) 515-6540.
Deadline: Please e-mail [email protected] or call 214.515.6540 to book your program. Payment in full is due at least two weeks before your desired date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A non refundable deposit or an Arts Partners voucher and approval code is due within 10 business days of booking your program. Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your scheduled visit date. A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by e-mail. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, the Arboretum will work with you to reschedule. Changing dates for a program can be made with no less than two weeks advance notice and we will make every effort to reschedule your program to an alternate date. *No refunds will be given for absent students. All programs will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Arboretum is not responsible for groups who arrive late. *Cancellation of the program after confirmation is subject to full payment.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or after school staff person must be present for the duration of the workshop. All student participants must adhere to the policies and procedures of the provider program as well as the rules and regulations of the school/ site itself. School/site must provide a clear, clean space or classroom for each session.

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