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.

Birds and Blooms 

Walks with Matt: Birds and Blooms (960-04-26-14)

Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – Noon


Arboretum naturalist Matt Schuth will take you on the first walk of the season to find the earliest flowers and catch sight of the migrating birds of springtime. Learn about the birds that are just passing through and those who are coming to stay for the summer. Discover the ephemeral flowers of spring. Return refreshed and invigorated by the change of season at the Arb. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. Limit 30, Ordway Parking Lot


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

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 Early Bird Catches the Worm Walks with Matt: The Early Bird Catches the Worm (960-05-10-14)
Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

With Arboretum naturalist Mastt Schuth, no two walks are alike, and surprises are guaranteed! Join him to catch the sights and sounds of early warblers, thrushes, kinglets, phoebes, waterfowl, and a variety of sparrows. You'll discover details about their nesting and mating habits, and find out about the awakening flora of the Arb during spring. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. Limit 30, Ordway Parking Lot

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Walks with Matt: Sing Like the Birds (960-05-21-14)
Wednesday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

You can learn to identify a bird "by ear" with Arboretum naturalist Matt Schuth as your instructor. During this enriching class "on foot," it should be warbler mania time, and the air will be rich with bird song. Let the Arb become your concert hall as you walk woodland trails listening to and enjoying the symphony of nature. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 30, Ordway Parking Lot

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 Bobolinks and Meadowlarks

Walks with Matt: Bobolinks and Meadowlarks (960-06-14-14)
Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Explore the open fields and woodland edges of the Arboretum to observe bobolinks, meadowlarks, and other birds of beauty with naturalist Matt Schuth. You'll learn about more than birds, and hear other fascinating stories about the flora and fauna in its spring glory. Discover details about our bluebird program and perhaps even get up close and personal with baby bluebirds. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Limit 30, Ordway Parking Lot

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 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 30, Ordway Parking Lot

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

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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 952-443-1422 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 952-443-1422
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.