Special Access Experiences 2019

 

Special Access: Plant Collections
Classes for Adults

 

Special Access: Minnesota Native Orchids

150-06-01-19
Saturday, June 1
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

David Remucal, curator of endangered plants and the Native Orchid Conservation Program at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The lady's slipper is not Minnesota's only orchid- far from it! Our 48 orchid species can be found in forest, wetland and prairies, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flower colors. 
Discuss In the classroom
  • Ongoing conservation efforts- especially the 10 species listed as endangered
  • Fascinating lessons about orchids' complex biology
Explore In the Gardens
  • "Special access" knowledge of the best locations for orchids at the Arboretum. You'll likely see some of the Arb's showy and yellow lady's slippers in bloom!
  • Get a first-hand view of some of the new beds and orchids introduced in 2018 and 2019

Limit 20, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
$15 member/$30 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission

 

Special Access Tour Behind-the-Scenes: Rare Plant Conservation at the Arb

150-06-29-19
Saturday, June 29
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn more about how a botanic garden can work to save rare plants during this tour of the current research! The Arboretum is a proud partner with the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), an organization founded in 1984 that seeks to prevent the extinction of US native plants. As a partner in the CPC, the Arboretum is responsible for leading conservation efforts for nine species, which include
  • Orchids such as Platanthera praeclara, the western prairie fringed orchid
  • Dwarf trout lily endemic to Minnesota (Erythronium propullans)
  • Fassett's locoweed endemic to Wisconsin (Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea)
In addition to an outline of the current research projects, you will receive special access to areas that are normally off-limits for public viewing:
  • Tour the research greenhouse
  • View the research plots
  • Visit the research hoop houses
Limit 20, Horticulture Research Center

4 spots left
$20 member/$35 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission

Special Access: Photography Workshops
Classes for Adults

Landscape Arboretum Nightscapes

Saturday, August 10  750-08-10-19
5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Level: Intermediate 
Master the popular new field of nightscape photography! Learn how to capture and post-process images combining the starry night sky and beautiful foregrounds. Begin with an indoor session on setting up your gear and planning your night's activities. Then head outdoors to explore the delicate pinks, blues, magentas and purples of twilight; followed by the opportunity to photograph beautiful night sky vistas juxtaposed with the stunning scenery of the Arboretum. This class can be in preparation for the Milky Way season this summer. A box dinner is included (see options below). 
Required Equipment
  • Camera with manual focus and manual exposure capability. 
  • Lenses with focal lengths between 14 - 50 mm will have the most use. 
  • A sturdy tripod is essential along with a cable or wireless remote shutter release. 
  • A headlamp with a red bulb or small flashlight with a red cellophane covering is also important to protect your night vision.
  • Bring your camera operating manual and spare batteries. 
  • Proper clothing, hat & gloves, hand warmers and footwear are recommended
Note
  • Since the 3 Mile Drive will be closed, you will be doing some walking along the drive. 
Rain Plan
  • Class will be held rain or {star} shine. In case of cloudy/rainy conditions, the instructor will engage the class in hands-on activities to develop photographic skills and knowledge of astronomy/field planning/photography, so that you will be prepared to leverage your knowledge and skills when a clear night opportunity arises! 
Box Dinner (select choice at checkout) 
Served with potato chips, Craveworthy Cookies® and beverage, you will have your choice of sandwiches (select your preference at registration): 
  1. Thai Beef Wrap (280 CAL EACH) 
  2. Mozzarella, Red Pepper, Balsamic & kale ciabatta (470 CAL EACH) 
  3. Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato ciabatta (670 CAL EACH)
  4. None (- $8 off registration)
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Saturday, August 10
5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
$135 member/$155 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission and box dinner
register

 

Summer Milky Way at the Arboretum: Exclusive Camera Access

750-06-01-19
Saturday, June 1
6 p.m. - midnight

Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Level: Intermediate 
Capture the nighttime glory of the summer Milky Way arching over the Arboretum grounds! Scheduled during the first of the three best weekends of the year, you'll learn 
  • How and where to view and photograph the galactic core region of our home galaxy.
  • The best camera settings and lenses for Milky Way photography
  • Tips on composition
  • Milky Way astronomy
  • Ways to post-process your images to make them pop! 
Required Equipment 
  • Wide-angle lenses with focal lengths of 24 mm or less
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Cable/wireless shutter release. 
  • Bring from Home: your camera operating manual and spare batteries. 
  • Dress for the weather and for walking. 
Note
  • Since the 3 Mile Drive will be closed, you will be doing some walking along the drive.
Rain Plan
  • Class will be held rain or {star} shine. In case of cloudy/rainy conditions, the instructor will engage the class in hands-on activities to develop photographic skills and knowledge of astronomy/field planning/photography, so that you will be prepared to leverage your knowledge and skills when a clear night opportunity arises! 
Box Dinner (select choice at checkout) 
Served with potato chips, Craveworthy Cookies® and beverage, you will have your choice of sandwiches (select your preference at registration): 
  1. Thai Beef Wrap (280 CAL EACH) 
  2. Mozzarella, Red Pepper, Balsamic & kale ciabatta (470 CAL EACH) 
  3. Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato ciabatta (670 CAL EACH)
  4. None (- $8 off registration)
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens!
$135 member/$155 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission and box dinner
register

Shooting the Light: Dusk to Dawn 2-Day Photography Intensive

750-09-13-19
Friday, September 13, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
AND
Saturday, September 14, 6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Intermediate, participants should be comfortable with the operation of their DSLR or mirrorless camera
Quality of light is one of the most important factors a photographer must learn to recognize because light dictates when and where to take a dynamic photograph. Morning and evening are the best time to start "seeing the light!" Participants in this class are allowed "special access" to the Arboretum grounds before sunrise and after sunset, at times that the Arboretum is closed to the public.
Friday Evening (sunset)
  • Learn the importance of light to your photography
  • Capture images on Arboretum grounds amidst the breathtaking light of sunset
Saturday morning (sunrise)
  • Photograph the Arboretum by sunrise
Required Equipment 
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Wide angle prime or zoom
  • Tripod
  • Camera operating manual
  • Small flashlight
  • Various other lenses optional 
Friday Night Box Dinner (select choice at checkout) 
Served with potato chips, Craveworthy Cookies® and beverage, you will have your choice of sandwiches (select your preference at registration): 
  1. Thai Beef Wrap (280 CAL EACH)
  2. Mozzarella, Red Pepper, Balsamic & kale ciabatta (470 CAL EACH)
  3. Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato ciabatta (670 CAL EACH)
  4. None (- $8 off registration)
Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place

$160 member/$175 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and box dinner 
register

Special Access: Honeybees
Classes for Ages 6 to Adult



Special Access: Honey Bee Hive Adventure

Ages 6 to adult
SELECT A SESSION

  • Monday, May 27, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.(202-05-27-19)
  • Monday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (202-06-03-19-01)
  • Monday, June 3, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (202-06-03-19)
  • Monday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (202-07-15-19)
  • Monday, July 15, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (202-07-15-19-01)
  • Monday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (202-08-05-19-01)
  • Monday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (202-08-05-19)

Ping Honzay, beekeeper, Arboretum Manager of the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Take an up close look at the inner workings of a honey bee hive by joining in on an inspection of one of the hives at the Arboretum's Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center. You'll put on a beekeeping suit, join beekeeper Ping as she opens a hive, and even have a chance to hold a frame of live honey bees. Along the way you'll learn more about the life of a hive and how we work with these fascinating creatures. 
Notes

  • Children between the ages of 6 - 16 must have an adult present at the Bee Center for the duration of the program (Adults accompanying children may watch the class from inside through the building viewing windows; in this case they do not need to register themselves. Anyone putting on a beekeeping suit to come outside by the hives must register individually)
  • Attendees must wear closed toe shoes
  • This class is weather dependent: in the case of inclement weather, participants will be issued a refund.

Limit 10, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, McVay Learning Lab and Page Apiary 

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, May 27, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 (202-05-27-19)
$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

Monday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (202-06-03-19-01)
$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, June 3, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (202-06-03-19)

$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
(202-07-15-19)
$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, July 15, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 (202-07-15-19-01)
$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(202-08-05-19-01)
$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

This session is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (202-08-05-19)

$15 member/$30 non-member, includes beekeeping suit and gloves to wear during the program (adult suits are available in sizes XS-XL; child suits are for ages 5-10) and Arboretum admission

Special Access: Honey Harvest Time

Ages 6 to adult

SELECT A SESSION
Monday, September 16
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (202-09-16-19-01)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (202-09-16-19-02)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. (202-09-16-19-03)
  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (202-09-16-19-04)
  • 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (202-09-16-19-05)
Friday, October 18
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (202-10-18-19-01)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (202-10-18-19-02)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. (202-10-18-19-03)
  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (202-10-18-19-04)
  • 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (202-10-18-19-05)

Ping Honzay, beekeeper, Arboretum Manager of the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Get a look at how honey is extracted by joining Ping as she processes the honey harvest from the Arboretum's Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center hives. She'll show you how the wax is "uncapped" from frames of honeycomb, and you'll have a chance to put in a few spins on the Arboretum's pedal-powered stationary bike honey extractor, a one-of-a-kind design from local Minneapolis business The Beez Kneez. End your visit on a sweet note by sampling honey from the hives!

Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, Honey House

Monday,  September 16

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (202-09-16-19-01)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Monday,  September 16

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (202-09-16-19-02)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Monday,  September 16

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. (202-09-16-19-03)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Monday,  September 16

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (202-09-16-19-04)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Monday,  September 16

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (202-09-16-19-05)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Friday, October 18

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (202-10-18-19-01)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Friday, October 18

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (202-10-18-19-02)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Friday, October 18

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. (202-10-18-19-03)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Friday, October 18

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (202-10-18-19-04)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission

Friday, October 18

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (202-10-18-19-05)

$4 member/$6 non-member
, includes honey tasting. Does not include Arboretum admission


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