Arboretum staff host occasional public field trips. Check back often to see what is on our schedule. If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed on a field trip please use our comment form to let us know!
Upcoming field trips:
Friday, October 25, 4:00 - 5:30. Restoration and Management
Join the Carleton Student Naturalists for a tour of Fall in the Arboretum. Meet at the kiosk in front of the Recreation center.
Saturday, November 2, 2:00 - 4:00. Forest Restoration
Learn about our forest restoration projects in the Lower Arboretum. Curious about the recent clearing of areas of pine and shrubs? Learn about our work to make room for new native forest! Some areas of the Lower Arboretum had become choked with non-native shrubs and declining trees. Clearing and replanting these areas will provide better habitat for the native plants and animals that are the long-term focus of the Arboretum. Forest restoration requires a long-term view - learn about the steps it takes to develop a forest on former agriculture land. We will view the recently cleared areas and tree plantings that are close to 20 years old and beginning to look like a forest! Meet at the Canada Avenue northeast entrance to the Arboretum, near the old Iron Bridge.
Contact Nancy Braker with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-222-4543.
Past Field Trips: See something you want us to offer again? Let us know!!
Summer 2013 - Moonrise on the Prairie - Later summer prairie plants
Winter 2013 - Owl Hike, Animal Winter Survival (kids program)
Fall 2012 - Lumberjack Tour: Trees and Tree Management
Summer 2012 - Birds and Plants of the Prairie, Arboretum Restoration Programs
Fall 2011 - Restoration of Native Plant Communities, Fall Prairie Foliage
Summer 2011- River Friendly Gardening
Spring 2011 - Birding for Beginners, Spring Wildflowers
Winter 2011 - Owls of the Arboretum: What's up with Whooooo?
Fall 2010 - Research and Science Programs, Fall Plants of The Prairie
Summer 2010 - Insights into the Lives of Mussels
Spring 2010 - Beginning Birdwatching
Winter 2010 - Walking in the Winter: Snowshoeing and Animal Tracking
Fall 2009 - Fall Flowers at McKnight Prairie
Summer 2009 - Land Management for Improved Water Quality
Spring 2009 - Beginning Birdwatching
Fall 2008 - Fungi of the Carleton Arboretum
Summer 2008 - An Evening on the Prairie