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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 29 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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.

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Arboretum BioBlitz

Arboretum BioBlitz

May 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In honor of the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, we’re holding an Arboretum BioBlitz where we'll try to observe as many species as we can!

Plant-A-Palooza: Savanna Bonanza

Plant-A-Palooza: Savanna Bonanza

May 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for Plant-A-Palooza where we'll be planting Arboretum-grown native plants to increase the health and diversity of our savanna.

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Woodland Wizards

Woodland Wizards

May 2 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate International Harry Potter Day with our own Woodland Wizards program! Create your own magical creature, mix up bubbly potions, and decorate your own wand! We will go for a hike in the Forbidden Forest and learn about the woodland creatures that dwell there. Come dressed as your favorite witch, wizard, or muggle! (Costumes encouraged but not required.)

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

May 6 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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.

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Global Big Day for Families

Global Big Day for Families

May 8 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

During the Global Big Day, join 30,000+ people around the world as they attempt to observe more than 7,000 bird species in a single day!

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Pollinator Container Garden

Pollinator Container Garden

May 9 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day and for your local pollinators! We've got all the supplies you'll need for cheerful container garden.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

May 13 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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.

Sip & Stroll

Sip & Stroll

May 13 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum’s new Nature Playscape and Courtyard as you enjoy wine, beer, and cheese along the trails.

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Drink & Draw: How to Draw Birds

Drink & Draw: How to Draw Birds

May 15 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Birds are colorful and complex creatures, but they’re actually really easy to draw. Join us for this fun, relaxed class to learn the “secret” of drawing birds (and other animals).

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Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

May 16 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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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Bingo on the Lawn

Bingo on the Lawn

May 20 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy a fun evening of bingo on the new Nature Center Lawn! Blankets, daubers, and lawn chairs are encouraged.

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Family Owl Prowl

Family Owl Prowl

May 22 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Looking for a family adventure? Head out on our nighttime trails to prowl for owls!

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Adult Owl Prowl

Adult Owl Prowl

May 29 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique night out in nature! In this fun, relaxed event, you can enjoy refreshments while you meet live owl ambassadors.

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The Basics of Tree ID

The Basics of Tree ID

June 5 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Can you see the forest for the trees? Learn the basics of tree ID, from an introduction to scientific names to an overview of tree morphology.

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