Hark The Bark! Tree-Mendous Long Time Since J. Sterling Morton Founded Arbor Day

Saturday and Sunday you could plant a tree in memory of the gent who set aside a national day to do just that.

Now more than ever, this special day is importantly recognized. Willing to drive to Ft. Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science at 401 SW Second St.? (Why not Miami Sigh-ense? Wouldn't want to palm anything off on tourists, say they?)

It's always celebrated on the last Friday in April. Today's Friday. Years ago, they must have given tree-planters the day off. Tree-huggers, take note. It has been 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day with the simple idea of planting a tree. Now, more than ever, the Museum of Discovery and Science will hold true to this tradition by hosting a special Arbor Day celebration and inviting visitors to come enjoy special activities and attractions.

Like: Dendrochronology (??) Wilson Heads (two heads are better than one), Seed Paper Bookmarks, Bulbs, Branches and Buds, Looking at Leaves, Trees in Trouble, Traveling Seeds.

Discover how trees can help keep greenhouses in check at the CO2 Grab Game! "Speak for the Trees" at story time as you listen to a special reading of the Dr. Seuss book -- "The Lorax."

Arbor Day attendees will receive a special gift of Milkweed Seeds from the creators of the new IMAX 3D film, "Flight of the Butterflies" at the AutoNation IMAX Theater.