Current Arb Happenings
Snowshoe Walk Under the Stars -Cancelled!!
Join Arboretum Director Nancy Braker and Astronomer Joel Weisberg for an Arb Snowshoe Walk Under the Stars.
CANCELLED due to extreme cold!
Join Arboretum Director Nancy Braker and Astronomer Joel Weisberg for an Arb Snowshoe Walk Under the Stars. Extreme cold or clouds may cancellation. This event is open to the public and children are welcome. Please check the Arboretum web site on the day of the event to confirm that the event is on or if we have rescheduled. We will post a notice by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon if we are cancelling.
Meet at the Carleton Recreation Center with your snowshoes. A limited number of snowshoes are available to check out from the Recreation Center to members of the Carleton community. You may reserve a pair through Arb Director Nancy Braker - see contact information below. Snowshoes are required for this event to prevent damage to the ski trails. Dress extremely warmly as we expect to be out doors for at least 90 minutes. In order to preserve our night vision please bring no lights.
If you are not a Carleton student or employee you may want to contact the Northfield Community Services Recreation Department or the Northfield outdoor recreation business Gear Resource about their snowshoe rental program.
The evening will begin with brief indoor orientation to the Arboretum. Participants will learn about what animals can be heard at night in the winter. We will then snowshoe into the Arb, listening for these sounds and looking up at the beautiful winter stars and Jupiter, while Weisberg tells his versions of the ancient constellation stories.
Contact Nancy Braker with questions, or to reserve a pair of snowshoes – firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-222-4543.