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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA AT COLUMBIA GARDENS

Wreaths Across America Day is December 14, 2019. We are looking for sponsors to support paying for wreaths and volunteers to place the wreaths on the gravesites of the more than 1,000 veterans at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. To learn how, visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159338/Overview/?relatedId=0&modSw=donate.

COLUMBIA GARDENS NOW AN ARBORETUM

Columbia Gardens Cemetery has been awarded a Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum, for achieving standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens. We are proud to have achieved national Arboretum status based on the care of our grounds, preservation of our trees, and management of our environment. As you walk through our beautiful grounds, you will see that many of our tree species are marked with signs that have QR codes to provide an enhanced learning experience for our visitors.

For more information about our Arboretum status, visit http://arbnet.org/morton-register/columbia-gardens-cemetery.

AGENTS OF DISCOVERY

At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, the Agents of Discovery mission encourages young and young-at-heart visitors to the cemetery to move, play, and learn in nature as they solve geo-triggered, augmented reality challenges. Agent Tom S. Fox is your guide as you explore the history of the cemetery, the stories of those buried here and the beautiful natural surroundings.

How to Play:
Download the free “Agents of Discovery” app onto your mobile device from the app store.
Under Missions search for Columbia Gardens Cemetery and download the mission.

Tips:
Allow the app to access your camera for augmented reality challenges as well as location for activating challenges.
It is recommended that you have the sound turned on.
It is not necessary to register or login to play.