CLASSES ON THE MOVE

Spend a few hours with a leading Arboretum expert to discover what plants are unfurling and blooming and which creatures are coming and going throughout the Arboretum. Enroll in one or several of these "classes on the move" to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the seasonal changes in this unique setting. Instructors include acclaimed landscape gardener Richard Gjertson, horticultural scientist Julia Bohnen, and wildlife expert Matt Schuth. Bring your binoculars and a willingness to savor the wonders of the flora and fauna.

 Spring Peeper
Photo Credit: Christopher Hall (APS)

Walks with Julia: Early Morning Spring Peeper Meadow (960-07-25-15)
Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Julia Bohnen, horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation of the Arboretum's Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration 

Revel in the sights and sounds of the Arboretum's Spring Peeper Meadow in the midst of lush summer. Gather at the Spring Peeper Meadow to learn about the history of the restoration of this unique site, where the birds you might encounter include Eastern kingbirds, wood ducks, tree swallows, marsh wrens and more. Discover why wetland meadows are so important to our region and delight in the rich diversity found in this precious pocket of the Arboretum. Dress for weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Spring Peeper Meadow Parking Lot

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 Prairie
Photo Credit: Roger Pavelle (APS)

Walks with Matt: Prairie in Its Glory (960-08-22-15)
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

The Arboretum prairie will be in its glory at the end of summer, and you won't want to miss seeing it with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth. From tall grasses to flowering plants, along with the humming insects and birds who linger into late summer, you'll gain insights into the prairie that once covered our region. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Ordway Parking Lot

register  $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 Mushrooms
Photo Credit: Jason Costanza (Flikr)

Walks with Matt: Maybe Mushrooms and Always More! (960-09-12-15)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

The advent and duration of the mushroom season are slightly variable, the result of an apparently mysterious combination of factors. Learn about what conditions are needed for mushrooms to arise as if simply by forest magic, and how to help protect their sensitive environments. Join the search for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and other fungi at the Arboretum - along with insects, birds and other animals, flowers and other phenomena of the summer that is still in full sway. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet in the Visitor Center

register $12 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

See more information on other Guided Public Arboretum tours.

 


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2015 Learn Catalog to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

 

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.