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Get lost with the kids at the L.A. Arboretum,
but register soon for the family fun

February 19, 2010 |  6:48 am

Sure, your kid has a Facebook page and can program your Tivo, but would he or she know what to do if they got lost in the outdoors? Without a cellphone? See what happens on Feb. 27, when families get “lost” at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Led by Ted Tegart, the Arboretum's youth education coordinator, families will hike the grounds searching for food, shelter and water. "We have such a huge area to work with here," says Tegart. "We'll try to find water, edible plants and animals while having fun and learning something at the same time."

For the record: Tegart promises not to leave anyone lost on the grounds of the 127-acre botanical gardens.

"Lost! in the Arboretum," 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 27. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Meet by the fountain in front of the Oak Room. Cost is $10 to $12 per family.  (626) 821-4623 or (626) 821-5897 to register. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

-- Lisa Boone

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Photo credit: Los Angeles Times