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Discover the Outdoors

April 25

Come celebrate Earth Day with fun for all ages in the Arb. There will be events such as a scavenger hunt, fly casting, duck house building, nature chalk art, and tree and seed planting. Snacks will also be provided. You will be encouraged to discover the outdoors in a family-friendly atmosphere. There will be demonstrations about being active outside and protecting the environment. Admission is free - come for the Earth, stay for the fun. Connect to the event through Facebook for the schedule and weather updates at Discover the Outdoors 2020

Upcoming events
Date Event
Apr 25 14 p.m. Discover the Outdoorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/discover-the-outdoors-4Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Past events
Date Event
May 1920, 2018 May 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. to May 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. Arb Campout 2018https://gustavus.edu/calendar/arb-campout-2018Linnaeus Arboretum
May 16, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup and Sandwich Seminar: Reproduction: Genetics or Familyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/soup-and-sandwich-seminar-reproduction-genetics-or-familyMelva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Apr 27, 2018 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Linnaeus Arboretum - 45th Anniversaryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/linnaeus-arboretum-45th-anniversaryMelva Lind Interpretive Center
Apr 22, 2018 15 p.m. Discover the Outdoorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/discover-the-outdoors-2Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Apr 19, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup and Sandwich Seminar: Neurobiology of Emotions: Defining "Self" Through Literature and Sub-Conscious Emotional Memorieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/soup-and-sandwich-seminar-neurobiology-of-emotions-defining-self-through-literature-and-sub-conscious-emotional-memoriesMelva Lind Interpretive Center


Signature Events

Springtime Arboretum Egg Hunt
Typically takes place on a Saturday around Easter weekend where the Arboretum hosts an Easter egg hunt. The event is free and open to the public. See photos of last year's event on our Facebook page.

Adventure Nature Camp
Every summer the Arboretum hosts an Adventure Nature Camp for students entering grades 5 and 6 lasting two days in June. The students enjoy a variety of activities, including a prairie hike, pond critter study, and plenty of time to play and explore the Arboretum.

Fall Festival
The annual Fall Festival is typically held during parents weekend every fall. The event is free and open to the public and includes local vendors, entertainment, and environmental education. See photos of last year's event on our Facebook page.

Soup and Sandwich Seminars
Typically held mid-month, the Arboretum hosts a lecture given by faculty of the college or a local community member. Topics this spring included the impact of climate change on the people of South America, American foreign policy, and the impacts of mining on northern Minnesota watersheds. Lunch is served before the lecture. Registration is required and members receive a discounted registration.