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 and wildlife expert Matt Schuth. Bring your binoculars and a willingness to savor the wonders of the flora and fauna.

 Prairie

Walks with Matt: Prairie in Its Glory (960-08-23-14)
Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. - Noon

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

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$10 member/$24 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 Hummingbird

Walks with Matt: Hummingbird Migration (960-09-13-14)
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Naturalist

It's hummingbird migration time and you'll be there to experience as never before! Join acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth to explore the Arboretum in autumn during these amazing birds' migration season. You'll also look for late summer flowers such as asters, turtlehead, and goldenrod. Matt will show you how to identify insect chirpers from crickets to katydids. You'll leave with an even deeper appreciation for the beauty of this burnished season. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet at the Ordway Parking Lot

Register $12 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 
Register for the Bundle Button Bundle and save! Walks with Matt 4-class bundle $39 member/$87 non-member

 Mushroom Hunt

Walks with Matt: Mushroom Hunt in the Midst of Autumn Color! (960-10-11-14)
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

You'll be a part of the hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi at the Arboretum. Gain an appreciation for the fragile life cycle of these important organisms and learn how to respect and preserve their environments. Along the way, you'll learn about the science behind the changing colors of the season and why autumn is one of the most glorious times during which to explore the Arb! Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet in the Visitors Center

Register $12 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 
Register for the Bundle Button Bundle and save! Walks with Matt 4-class bundle $39 member/$87 non-member

 Harvest

Walks with Matt: Harvest Ramble (960-11-01-14)
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape naturalist and birding expert

In seems all of nature prepares for winter during this time of year, and during this guided hike with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth, you'll uncover the magic and beauty of how the plants, animals, and insects throughout the Arb get ready for the big chill. Matt always brings in recently collected treasures from his time spent in the Arboretum, and you'll learn the science and the stories behind his specially selected stops for this walk to greet winter. After the walk, enjoy a warming beverage in the café! Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet in the Visitors Center

Register $12 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and beverage voucher 
Register for the Bundle Button Bundle and save! Walks with Matt 4-class bundle $39 member/$87 non-member

 Hot Chocolate

Walks with Matt: Hot Chocolate Walk! (960-12-20-14)
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape naturalist and birding expert 

Joins this tremendously popular walk through the winter wonderland of the Arboretum with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth. Many have made this part of their holiday and year-end traditions! You start with a show-and-tell about some of the Arb's collections, including bird eggs, nests, and more. Then you will head outside to learn to track animals and identify trees and plants in the midst of winter. You'll learn more about their history and mystery, then return to the Visitors Center for a warming cup of hot chocolate. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 40, Meet in the Visitors Center

Register  $12 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and beverage voucher
Register for the Bundle Button Bundle and save! Walks with Matt 4-class bundle $39 member/$87 non-member

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 download the Spring/Summer 2014 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.