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Birdwatching Hike (in-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Spring has sprung, and there's no better time for birdwatching at The Arboretum! Migratory birds are making their way north from their tropical winter destinations, and our feathered residents have

Drawn to Nature: Nature Journaling Workshop (In-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Slow down and learn to see the beauty of nature like you’ve never noticed before! Nature Journaling is a great way to connect more deeply with nature and learn to

Birdwatching Hike (in-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Spring has sprung, and there's no better time for birdwatching at The Arboretum! Migratory birds are making their way north from their tropical winter destinations, and our feathered residents have

Drawn to Nature Hike (In-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Curious about nature journaling but don’t know where to start? Join us for an afternoon hike where we slow down and strengthen our skills of observation through nature journaling. Nothing fancy is needed to get started with nature journaling, bring a notebook or sketchbook and something to write with (or which ever materials you prefer)

Sensational Snakes of Ontario (In-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Snakes are often misunderstood and maligned. We would love to change the negative perception of these animals by teaching the truth about them. Please join us at this workshop and learn to identify and understand our native Ontario species of snakes. We will cover their habits, ranges and habitats. Live specimens will be available to

Wonderous Wildflowers: Spring Blooms Workshop (In-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Spring has arrived and the flowers are beginning to bloom! Join us to explore the wonderous world of spring wildflowers. In-classroom learning will focus on foundational botany and an introduction to the plant families we might encounter during the springtime. Visiting Arboretum sites like Victoria Woods, Wild Goose Woods, and the close to the public

Pond Workshop (In-Person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Ponds teem with a diversity of organisms that conduct their lives largely unseen below the surface. This workshop will kick off with a slide show that will dive beneath the surface to reveal some of these fascinating creatures including frogs, fairy shrimp and salamanders. The importance of vernal pools will be highlighted. These temporary ponds

Terrific Turtles of Ontario (In-person)

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

We have 8 different amazing species of turtles in Ontario, but a frightening fact is that all 8 of these species are listed as ‘at risk’ in our province. Come and take advantage of the opportunity to meet live specimens of many of these species and learn about their individual habits and skills for surviving

Virtual Gardening Fundamentals

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Garden Fundamentals will focus on ornamental gardens including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and grasses. You will gain a good understanding of how these plants grow and their relationship with the soil. Robert Pavlis will cover lots of practical topics such as planting, maintenance, plant selection, sun/shade requirements, and give you some of his top picks.

Virtual Gardening Fundamentals

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Garden Fundamentals will focus on ornamental gardens including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and grasses. You will gain a good understanding of how these plants grow and their relationship with the soil. Robert Pavlis will cover lots of practical topics such as planting, maintenance, plant selection, sun/shade requirements, and give you some of his top picks.

Constellations, Milky Way and Telescopes

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

This in-person hour-long session will have a little bit for everyone. First, we’ll learn a few of the prominent winter constellations and how to find them (maps provided). Then we will look at photographs of several fascinating objects inside these constellations, with photographs taken by talented local astrophotographers. We’ll cap off the evening by observing

$12

Virtual Gardening Fundamentals

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Garden Fundamentals will focus on ornamental gardens including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and grasses. You will gain a good understanding of how these plants grow and their relationship with the soil. Robert Pavlis will cover lots of practical topics such as planting, maintenance, plant selection, sun/shade requirements, and give you some of his top picks.

Virtual (Zoom) Bird Sounds Series

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Into birding but the songs have you stumped? Whether you are new to learning bird sounds or you want a good refresher, this course is for you. Join Chris Earley, Arboretum Interpretive Biologist and author of 5 bird field guides, for a series of eight virtual noon-hour lectures that cover over 150 bird species! We

Virtual Travels with a Nature Geek: Six Continents of Life

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Since 1999, the Arboretum's interpretive biologist Chris Earley has traveled the world as a nature tour leader for Worldwide Quest. Each of his six talks focus on a different continent and showcase the amazing life that is found there. You'll meet wildlife you know such as whales, leopards and penguins, and wildlife you may not

Virtual Travels with a Nature Geek: Six Continents of Life

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Since 1999, the Arboretum's interpretive biologist Chris Earley has traveled the world as a nature tour leader for Worldwide Quest. Each of his six talks focus on a different continent and showcase the amazing life that is found there. You'll meet wildlife you know such as whales, leopards and penguins, and wildlife you may not

Virtual Gardening Fundamentals

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Garden Fundamentals will focus on ornamental gardens including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and grasses. You will gain a good understanding of how these plants grow and their relationship with the soil. Robert Pavlis will cover lots of practical topics such as planting, maintenance, plant selection, sun/shade requirements, and give you some of his top picks.

Virtual Travels with a Nature Geek: Six Continents of Life

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Since 1999, the Arboretum's interpretive biologist Chris Earley has traveled the world as a nature tour leader for Worldwide Quest. Each of his six talks focus on a different continent and showcase the amazing life that is found there. You'll meet wildlife you know such as whales, leopards and penguins, and wildlife you may not

Virtual Travels with a Nature Geek: Six Continents of Life

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Since 1999, the Arboretum's interpretive biologist Chris Earley has traveled the world as a nature tour leader for Worldwide Quest. Each of his six talks focus on a different continent and showcase the amazing life that is found there. You'll meet wildlife you know such as whales, leopards and penguins, and wildlife you may not

Virtual Travels with a Nature Geek: Six Continents of Life

Recurring
Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Since 1999, the Arboretum's interpretive biologist Chris Earley has traveled the world as a nature tour leader for Worldwide Quest. Each of his six talks focus on a different continent and showcase the amazing life that is found there. You'll meet wildlife you know such as whales, leopards and penguins, and wildlife you may not