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Arboretum Noon Hour Walk

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Christa, The Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will be leading one-hour long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at The

Arboretum Spring Clean-Up

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join us as we celebrate Earth month by helping us clean-up the litter in the Arboretum and enjoy the beautiful weather that Spring brings! Bring a colleague or even your

14th Annual OTS Dog Jog in Support of OVC Pet Trust

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

The 14th Annual OTS Dog Jog is a family friendly 2/5km walk/run taking place in The Arboretum at the University of Guelph on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Time: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.; Walk takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: The Arboretum, University of Guelph (Arboretum Rd off East Ring Rd, Guelph,

Dragonflies and Damselflies, in-person workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Ontario is home to over 150 species of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), many of which are common in the Guelph area. Most species can be identified with a field guide and pair of binoculars. Workshop* participants will learn about these beautiful creatures, their fascinating lives, and see why they are an important part of our

Virtual Pond Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

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 are crucial to the reproductive success of various creatures including wood

Employees – Guided Winter Walk in the Arboretum

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join us on a guided walk while we support our physical well-being and our heart health with some low-intensity, steady-state cardio. Take your break and join us for an hour-long interpretive nature walk as we do a general winter walk through one of the Arboretum's old growth forests. Remember to dress for the weather, wear

Arboretum: In-person and Virtual Shrub Identification Workshops

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Shelley Hunt for an in-person session on the Arboretum grounds to explore shrub identification in-person. This workshop includes the virtual sessions on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, as well as the in-person session on Sept. 30. Fee: $105 (plus HST) per person if you register by the early bird deadline of Sept. 22.

Arboretum: In-person and Virtual Shrub Identification Workshops

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Shelley Hunt for an in-person session on the Arboretum grounds to explore shrub identification in-person. This workshop includes the virtual sessions on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, as well as the in-person session on Sept. 30. Fee: $105 (plus HST) per person if you register by the early bird deadline of Sept. 22.

Arboretum: In-person and Virtual Shrub Identification Workshops

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Shelley Hunt for an in-person session on the Arboretum grounds to explore shrub identification in-person. This workshop includes the virtual sessions on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, as well as the in-person session on Sept. 30. Fee: $105 (plus HST) per person if you register by the early bird deadline of Sept. 22.

Arboretum: In-person and Virtual Shrub Identification Workshops

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Shelley Hunt for an in-person session on the Arboretum grounds to explore shrub identification in-person. This workshop includes the virtual sessions on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, as well as the in-person session on Sept. 30. Fee: $105 (plus HST) per person if you register by the early bird deadline of Sept. 22.

Arboretum: Shinrin-Yoku Walk

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese term that translates into “Forest Bathing” in English, discover a gentle way of moving mindfully through nature. Led by a guide from the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides (Ben Porchuk), participants experience a walk intended to open the senses, deepen a connection with the

The Arboretum Expo

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join us for the Arboretum Expo 2022! Come explore the Arboretum for walks, talks, workshops and our 2022 online plant auction with some unique plants! Pick up Arboretum t-shirts, biodiversity sheets, educational materials and more. The Arboretum Expo runs September 9 and 10. Featured Events SoundBound Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Hales-McKay Shelter A showcase

Arboretum: In-person and Virtual Shrub Identification Workshops

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Shelley Hunt for an in-person session on the Arboretum grounds to explore shrub identification in-person. This workshop includes the virtual sessions on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, as well as the in-person session on Sept. 30. Fee: $105 (plus HST) per person if you register by the early bird deadline of Sept. 22.

Hear, Here Arboretum – Share Your Stories

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Students from the University of Guelph's History Department (College of Arts) are collecting memories about local history in the Arboretum at Guelph – and you can help by telling your story! Experiential Learning Students of HIST 3650 invite local community members to share stories for inclusion in an online digital archive and audio walking tour.

Hear, Here Arboretum – Share Your Stories

Recurring
Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Students from the University of Guelph's History Department (College of Arts) are collecting memories about local history in the Arboretum at Guelph – and you can help by telling your story! Experiential Learning Students of HIST 3650 invite local community members to share stories for inclusion in an online digital archive and audio walking tour.

Arboretum Workshop: Wednesday Noon Walks

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is know to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Michelle, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will lead hour-long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at the Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Walks are free to join.

Arboretum Workshop: Wednesday Noon Walks

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Nature is know to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Michelle, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, will lead hour-long walks every Wednesday. Walks start at the Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Walks are free to join. For more information contact Michelle at beltranm@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120, Ext. 53615. Please note that the

Guelph Bird Day

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join Bird Safe Guelph on World Migratory Bird Day for a fun and educational day to celebrate our local and migratory birds! Drop by the University of Guelph Arboretum, Conifer Site between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for guided bird walks, family-friendly activities and free swag! See our website for additional information: https://birdsafeguelph.ca/birdday2022/

Arboretum Workshop: Wonderful Spring Wildflowers Workshop

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Mask, proof of vaccination and screening required to attend this event. We’ll be exploring The Arboretum grounds, including the nature reserve, in search of beautiful spring ephemerals. The different habitats found in The Arboretum should allow us to find a variety of spring ephemerals. This in-person session should provide participants with the opportunity to practice

‘Parasitic Oscillations’ Guelph Book Launch

Arboretum 250 Arboretum Road, Guelph

Join us for the official Guelph launch to celebrate School of Environmental Science (SES) professor Dr. Madhur Anand's newest book, Parasitic Oscillations. We will have a short in-person public celebration of this new book of poems at the Arboretum. It is generously co-hosted by the Arboretum and SES. The event will include readings by assorted