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Dallas Arboretum

Auditorium Program: Nuts the Squirrel

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


Save your bus money! We will come to your school. In this interactive auditorium program, students explore the weather changes we experience during each season and how these changes impact all organisms in our ecosystem, including squirrels. Through an engaging puppet show, students meet Nuts, a squirrel, in search of a new home.

Students Will

  • Investigate living and non-living things
  • Examine the basic needs of animals
  • Explore animal habitats
  • Investigate seasonal change and how animals adapt to different seasons and weather
  • Listen to the book: Squirrels All Year Long by Berger, Melvin ISBN 1567840035


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: E-mail [email protected] or call to scheduled your time
Duration: 30 minutes
School Fee: $250 each presentation (minimum of 2 sessions)
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 100
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Large area for program (auditorium is best), electricity access
Other Information: Maximum 100 per session; minimum 2 sessions per day; maximum 5 sessions per day

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For additional information or to make a reservation, e-mail us at [email protected] (preferred), call (214) 515-6540 or fax your reservation to (214) 515-6578. Reservation forms can be found on the Education page at at *Please note: A field trip or outreach request form must be completed 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 education website for full details.
Deadline: Please e-mail or call to book your program prior to voucher expiration. Payment in full is due 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 sufficient 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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