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Beginner Birding Hike

Celebrate Houston’s Bird Week and the start of fall migration with our Beginner Birding Hike! We’ll practice using binoculars (we’ll even have pairs for you to borrow), learn how to spot birds, and work through the basics of bird ID.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Cooking with Cider

Fall is cider season! Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen for this virtual cooking class all about apple cider.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Foraging for Food & Knowledge

Let's go foraging! Join our friends at OHBA and Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen for a hike in the trees, along with snacks & a fabulous presentation! Discover edible weeds and what their presence tells you about your soil.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Learn how to safely catch and tag monarch butterflies in preparation for their peak migration through the Houston area.

CSI: Mystery on the Trails

Together we will learn about animal adaptations, discover how to identify tracks and scat, and solve the riddle of the Mystery on the Trails.

Cooking Without a Trace

Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with recipes for cooking outside and strategies to minimize your impacts while in nature.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Wildflower ID Walk

Join Arboretum staff for a relaxed walk to the Meadow to identify some of our most common fall wildflowers.

Drink & Draw: The Art of Fire

In this fun, relaxed class, we’ll use charcoal gathered from our prescribed fire in the savanna to create landscape art.

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Seasonal Picnics

Enjoy an all-inclusive lunchtime picnic at the Arboretum. Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy a delicious meal under the Arboretum trees.

Halloween Pup Crawl & Pet Expo

The Pup Crawl & Pet Expo is getting a Halloween twist this year! Bring your pup in costume and enjoy a beer while exploring the trails.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Birding by Ear

Bird watching can be very frustrating: birds are tiny, fast, and love to hide. You should try birding by ear instead!

Under the Microscope

In this hands-on class, we’ll collect water samples and view them under our video microscopes to go on a miniature safari.

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Yoga on the Lawn

Join us the third Sunday of each month for a grounding yoga practice surrounded by the beautiful sounds and sights of nature!

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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Arboretum while the full moon is at its brightest. We'll hit the trails as the sun sets and watch night fall among the trees.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

ArBOOretum

ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!