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Arboretum Workshop: Pond Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Mask, proof of vaccination and screening required to attend this event. Ponds teem with a diversity of prey and predators that conduct their lives largely unseen below the surface. The online portion of this workshop will introduce you to some of these fascinating animals. The importance of vernal pools will be highlighted. These temporary ponds

Arboretum Workshop: The Art and Practice of Pruning

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Mask (medical grade or higher), proof of vaccination and screening required to attend this event. This half-day indoor/outdoor practical workshop teaches the principles of easy and correct pruning in the home landscape. Participants learn how to choose the right equipment and how to keep it sharp and clean. Pruning techniques will be shown and practiced

Arboretum Workshop: The Art and Practice of Pruning

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

This half-day indoor/outdoor practical workshop teaches the principles of easy and correct pruning in the home landscape. Participants learn how to choose the right equipment and how to keep it sharp and clean. Pruning techniques will be shown and practiced on a variety of shrubs and small trees. Fee: $60 (plus HST) per person if

Wednesday Walks in the Arboretum

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Michelle, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will be leading hour-long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at The Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m. For further information contact Michelle at beltranm@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120, Ext. 53615. The hike may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Wednesday Walks in the Arboretum

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Michelle, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will be leading hour-long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at The Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m. For further information contact Michelle at beltranm@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 Ext. 53615. The hike may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Wednesday Walks in the Arboretum

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Michelle, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will be leading hour-long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at The Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m. For further information contact Michelle at beltranm@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 Ext. 53615. The hike may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

The Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm is a one-day immersive experience where interdisciplinary student teams will work together with community partners to tackle real problems and come up with possible solutions. At the end of the day, student teams will present their solution in a pitch-style competition. This year, the Improve Life Challenge is

Open U of G Researcher Meeting with Global Affairs Canada

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) and Global Affairs Canada invite you to a session with Paul Winters and Thouraya Triki from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – United Nations. They will be accompanied by Global Affairs representatives Stephen Potter; Director Agriculture and Food Systems and Anatoliy Shatkovskyy, Senior Analyst.

Arboretum Workshop: Owls – a Who’s Whoo in Ontario

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Discover how to use your eyes and ears to identify Ontario's Owls. An evening "Owl Prowl" in the Guelph area is planned. Arboretum Naturalist: Chris Earley - author of Hawks & Owls Eastern North America. Registration: Early Bird Fee - $100 if registered by Jan. 2. Regular Fee - $110 Register at uoguelph.ca/arboretum

Arboretum: The Amazing Life of Spiders Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Learn fascinating life stories and identification tips about our most important invertebrate predators: spiders. We’ll venture outside for part of the day, learning how to discover and identify some of our amazing local arachno-fauna. Be prepared for the weather. We’ll find outdoor “web-sites,” but also many free-ranging spiders that hunt like cats, wolves or eight-legged

Arboretum: Shinrin-Yoku Walk

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

The newly launched Canadian Chapter of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides is proud to hold one of its first high-profile walks in Canada at the Arboretum. Forest Therapy originated from Japan's Shinrin-Yoku, which literally translates into“forest bathing” (taking in the air of a forest). It is a gentle way of moving mindfully

Arboretum: Hawks Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

This workshop will help you develop your skills in identifying migrating hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles and osprey. Through a wide variety of hands-on activities, you'll learn about plumage, body shape, foraging techniques, flight patterns and migration times of 15 species. An information booklet will be provided. Arboretum Naturalist: Chris Earley, author of Hawks and Owls

Arboretum: Ecopsychology

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an eight-week program that explores the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy. Walking through this program, participants gradually gain a deeper sense of self-value, one’s relationship with nature, and a desire to engage with Nature as a trusted and valued aspect of one’s own life. The

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Opening Night: In Conversation with Marina Endicott and Guy Gavriel Kay

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Presented in partnership with College of Arts – University of Guelph and The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation In Conversation: Marina Endicott and Guy Gavriel Kay The Eden Mills Writers Festival presents two best-selling Canadian authors for the opening night of the 2019 festival. Marina Endicott and Guy Gavriel Kay will appear on stage together for

Arboretum: Mushrooms Through Summer and Fall Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Explore the mysterious, weird and wonderful world of fungi! The course is open to students of any skill level, with the assumption that most will be beginners. Past courses have been taught in October, when mushrooms are most abundant. However, this year the course will focus on the seasonal changes in mushroom diversity. The course

Arboretum: Shorebirds Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Take part in a workshop on one of the most difficult groups of birds to identify! Using plumage, shape, size, calls and behaviour, we will try to figure out all of those confusing sandpipers, plovers, phalaropes, turnstones, knots, godwits and whimbrels. If you are up for the challenge, this is the workshop for you! They

Arboretum: Shrub Identification Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Neither great trees nor a carpet of bloom, the often overlooked but ecologically important shrubs and vines in our landscape will be our focus. Fresh specimens and an easy to use key for shrubs will be used. We will be outdoors for half of the day discovering southern Ontario's native and naturalized shrubs at The

Arboretum: Tree Identification Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

This program will help you refine your skills at identifying trees in Ontario. The focus will be on learning important identification characteristics. Difficult groups such as the cherry, oak and walnut families as well as the easier groups such as ash and maple will be explored. The afternoon will be spent outside, identifying trees in

Arboretum Wednesday Night Walks

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

The Summer Naturalists at the Arboretum will host walks every Wednesday evening until the end of August. Walks start at the J.C. Taylor Nature Centre and run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Walks are $2 per person and children under age five are free. Each week will focus on a different topic.

Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Come out and explore the Arboretum on a walk led by an Arboretum Naturalists! Nature has no plan and neither do these walks. We'll discuss whatever we happen to find on the day! We will meet each week at the kiosk at the Arboretum entrance.