Feed your curiosity: Ask or write down the questions you have about the world around you. Who or what could answer them? Are there ways you can use your own powers of observation to find out more?
Look at trees differently:The next time you see a tree, think about all of the things that are going on inside of it and around it, things you might not be able to see.
Tinker with technology: Think about some of the cool new technology you’ve seen recently. Could any of those devices or software help solve a problem that their creators couldn’t have imagined? Can you build the next new thing?
Visit the Gateway to Tree Science and the tree observatory to see some of the tools the Arboretum uses to measure tree physiology and behavior.
Check out makerspaces in your community. Schools, libraries, and museums are a good place to start; you can also look for them using online directories.