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The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024.)*

All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.

*Clarification for service dates/close down for camps: Claims for day camps that have been paid for by parents may be reimbursed if the service date occurs through September 1, 2024. The claim is only reimbursable for day camps during this time period if the parent has paid up front and prior to July 1, 2024.

The Dawes Arboretum

Curriculum and material (*homeschool only)
Field Trips

This service provider requires payment upfront : Yes

Price Range: $8 - $188

Phone Number: (740) 323-2355


Address: 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, Ohio 43056

Service Provider: 202031

Educational Value

Located approximately thirty miles east of Columbus, The Dawes Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with nearly 2,000-acre tree museum dedicated to enriching lives through the conservation of trees, nature and history. Nearly 6,000 members and visitors can enjoy the property year-round. Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, the Arboretum features collections of over 5300 different types of plants (taxa) with more than 15,400 plants on grounds. There are nearly 16,000 living trees and shrubs on the grounds. Of these plants, more than 5,000 are unique names. The Arboretum is proud to be one of only 30 arboreta worldwide accredited at Level IV (highest possible level) by Arbnet. The Arboretum is home to four Nationally Accredited Plant Collections which are maintained with proper documentation and maintenance practices as defined by the mandates established for inclusion in a PCN collection. These collections include: Maple, Dawn Redwood, Buckeye and Horse-Chestnut, and Witch-hazel. Everyone is a learner and we all learn in different ways. It is our job to create a welcoming culture to ALL, meet our members and guests where they are, offer them a chance to stretch and grow by providing a variety of programs and engagement activities, and help them leave the Arboretum with a desire to return. Moreover, our goal is to provide experiences for our members and guests that bring joy, a new bit of knowledge, and an opportunity to help sustain this beautiful arboretum for the greater good of the earth. We do this by fostering a love of nature, a sense of curiosity, and an appreciation of trees and history and what they do for our environment. Learning & Engagement Departmental Statement: Our department strives to increase the appreciation of our mission through collaboration on creative and inspiring programs, events and interpretation both at TDA and off site for the public as well as staff. As we move forward, we see our role as ambassadors of engagement to connect people to the story of the arboretum and create memorable experiences that inspire a love of nature. These experiences can be through programming, signage, questions and individual conservations. We want to meet our guests where they are and help them find FUN. They are nature-lovers, knowledge-seekers and wanders. We want to create a wide variety of opportunities for which all can engage. Thus,our main goal is to help everyone come back to explore and connect with the Dawes legacy.