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August 2008

Tuesday, August 26th

  • An Evening on the Prairie
    • An Evening on the Prairie, a tour of the Cowling Arboretum prairie restorations.
    • 6:30 pm, Arboretum kiosk in front of the Recreation Center

September 2008

Saturday, September 20th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Day
    • Help restore the native forest of the Upper Arboretum by removing invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arb

October 2008

Saturday, October 18th

Saturday, October 25th

  • Fall Mushroom Field Trip
    • Enjoy the fall colors on the “Mushroom Field Trip” and search for some of the lesser known residents of the Arboretum - mushrooms.
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center

November 2008

Saturday, November 15th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from the forests of the Upper Arboretum. Help plant seeds of native wildflowers to replace the invaders.
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

December 2008

Saturday, December 20th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from the forests of the Upper Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

January 2009

Saturday, January 17th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • EVENT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn in the Upper Arboretum
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

February 2009

Saturday, February 21st

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn in the Upper Arboretum
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

March 2009

Saturday, March 21st

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn in the Upper Arboretum
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

April 2009

Saturday, April 18th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn in the Upper Arboretum
    • 9:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

May 2009

Saturday, May 16th

Saturday, May 23rd

  • Birding for Beginners
    • The Arboretum will host a beginning bird watching field trip on Saturday, May 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • 6:30 am

July 2009

Saturday, July 18th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help restore the prairies and forests of the Upper Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Carleton - Upper Arboretum

August 2009

Saturday, August 15th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help restore the prairies and forests of the Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Carleton College Arboretum

September 2009

Saturday, September 19th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help clean up the shores of Spring Creek and the Cannon River.
    • 9:00 am, Carleton College Arboretum

October 2009

Wednesday, October 7th

  • Field Trip to McKnight Prairie
    • The Carleton College Cowling Arboretum will sponsor a field trip to the Carleton owned McKnight Prairie. Enjoy the colors of late blooming asters and learn about the conservation history of this prairie remnant.
    • 5:00 pm

January 2010

Friday, January 29th

May 2010

Saturday, May 15th

August 2010

Saturday, August 21st

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help restore the forests and prairies in the Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

Wednesday, August 25th

September 2010

Saturday, September 18th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join us for the Watershed-wide River Cleanup for the Cannon River Watershed. This is a joint project with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership.
    • 9:00 am, Lower Arboretum Parking lot near West Gym

Tuesday, September 21st

October 2010

Sunday, October 10th

  • Field Trip: Research and Science Programs of the Carleton Arboretum
    • Ever wonder what sort of scientific research is being done in the Arb? Join Biology professors Dan Hernandez and Mark McKone as they tour some of their research sites and explain the types of projects they do in the Arb.
    • 3:00 pm, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

Saturday, October 16th

November 2010

Saturday, November 20th

January 2011

Saturday, January 29th

February 2011

Saturday, February 19th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help maintain the trails of the Arboretum.
    • 10:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Recreation Center

March 2011

Saturday, March 19th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join the Arboretum Crew to help restore the prairies and forests of the Arboretum.
    • 10:00 am, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arb

April 2011

Saturday, April 16th

Thursday, April 21st

May 2011

Saturday, May 14th

  • Annual Bird Count
    • Annual Arboretum Bird Count
    • 6:00 am, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive, and Lower Arboretum

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Spring Wildflower Field Trip
    • Spring Wildflowers of Stork Forest. Enjoy the beauty of late spring wild flowers and learn about the history of Stork Forest, the oldest forest restoration project in the Arboretum.
    • 6:00 pm, Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arboretum

August 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd

Thursday, August 4th

Tuesday, August 9th

Thursday, August 11th

Tuesday, August 16th

Thursday, August 18th

Tuesday, August 23rd

Thursday, August 25th

Tuesday, August 30th

September 2011

Thursday, September 1st

Tuesday, September 6th

Thursday, September 8th

Tuesday, September 13th

Thursday, September 15th

Tuesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 21st

Thursday, September 22nd

Tuesday, September 27th

Thursday, September 29th

October 2011

Tuesday, October 4th

Thursday, October 6th

Saturday, October 22nd

  • Invasive Shrub Workshop
    • Invasive Shrub Workshop
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Office (710 Three Oaks Drive) and Lower Arboretum

Sunday, October 23rd

November 2011

Saturday, November 19th

April 2012

Saturday, April 14th

  • Prescribed Burn Workshop
    • A workshop to familiarize landowners with prescribed burning techniques in grasslands.
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Trumpeter Swan Restoration in Minnesota
    • Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota DNR will present the conservation success story of the trumpeter swan in Minnesota.
    • 7:00 pm, Alumni Guest House Meeting Room

Saturday, April 21st

Thursday, April 26th

May 2012

Saturday, May 12th

September 2012

Saturday, September 15th

October 2012

Saturday, October 20th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help remove invading shrubs to restore the forests of the Upper Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

November 2012

Saturday, November 17th

December 2012

Saturday, December 15th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help improve the forests of the Upper Arb by removing buckthorn. Please pre-register for this event!
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

January 2013

Saturday, January 19th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help improve the forests of the Upper Arb by removing buckthorn. Please pre-register for this event!
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

February 2013

Saturday, February 16th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help improve the forests of the Upper Arb by removing buckthorn. Please pre-register for this event!
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

April 2013

Saturday, April 20th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help restore the forests of the Upper Arboretum by removing non-native shrubs and trees.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum
  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Celebrate Earth Day in the Arb by helping get a new area ready for planting.
    • 12:00 pm, Upper Arb - Meet Behind Recreation Center

May 2013

Saturday, May 18th

  • Arboretum Annual Spring Bird Count
    • Help conduct the annual spring Arb bird count - no experience required!
    • 6:00 am, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive
  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help restore the forests of the Upper Arboretum by removing non-native trees and shrubs.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

July 2013

Saturday, July 20th

September 2013

Saturday, September 21st

October 2013

Saturday, October 19th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Event
    • Help restore the forests of the Upper Arboretum by removing invasive shrubs.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum

November 2013

Saturday, November 2nd

  • Forest Restoration in the Lower Arboretum
    • Curious about the recent clearing in the Lower Arboretum? Learn about our work to make room for new native forest.
    • 2:00 pm, Canada Avenue Parking lot, near the Iron Bridge

January 2014

Wednesday, January 8th

Saturday, January 18th

February 2014

Saturday, February 1st

  • Luminary Night Ski
    • Candlelight Ski to benefit the Northfield High School Cross Country Ski Team
    • 6:00 pm, Behind Recreation Center - Upper Arboertum Trails

Saturday, February 15th

Tuesday, February 25th

March 2014

Saturday, March 15th

April 2014

Saturday, April 26th

May 2014

Saturday, May 17th

July 2014

Saturday, July 19th

Tuesday, July 29th

August 2014

Tuesday, August 5th

Tuesday, August 12th

Saturday, August 16th

Tuesday, August 19th

Tuesday, August 26th

September 2014

Saturday, September 20th

Sunday, September 28th

  • Passenger Pigeon Commemoration
    • Help commemorate the Passenger Pigeon which became officially extinct 100 years ago in September, 1914. History, readings, and treats!
    • 4:00 pm, North Lawn of Olin Hall

October 2014

Monday, October 13th

Saturday, October 18th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Help with forest restoration efforts by assisting with invasive shrub removal and protection of small trees from winter deer browse.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum
  • Arboretum Tour
    • Ecological Restoration of the Carleton Arboretum walking tour.
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of Recreation Center

November 2014

Saturday, November 15th

January 2015

Saturday, January 31st

February 2015

Saturday, February 21st

April 2015

Friday, April 3rd

Saturday, April 18th

May 2015

Saturday, May 16th

  • Annual Spring Bird Count
    • Annual Spring Bird Count! all are welcome, regardless of skill level.
    • 6:00 am, Arboretum Office
  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Help make the forest safe for wildflowers by removing invading non-native shrubs.
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum, bridge over Spring Creek

July 2015

Saturday, July 18th

November 2015

Saturday, November 14th

February 2016

Saturday, February 20th

March 2016

Saturday, March 19th

April 2016

Saturday, April 23rd

  • Earth Day Tree Planting
    • Join Northfield's Earth Day celebrations by volunteering to plant trees in the Upper Arboretum!
    • 1:00 pm, Upper Arb - Bridge over Spring Creek

May 2016

Saturday, May 14th

Sunday, May 15th

Saturday, May 21st

July 2016

Saturday, July 16th

August 2016

Saturday, August 20th

September 2016

Saturday, September 17th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Volunteer in the Arboretum - Cannon River Clean Up. Meet at the Parking Lot next to West Gym. Close toed shoes required.
    • 9:00 am, Parking Lot by West Gym (Near the Lower Arb Entrance)

October 2016

Saturday, October 15th

November 2016

Saturday, November 12th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Join us for tree-protecting and tree tube maintenance in the lower Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Arb entrance near the Iron Bridge

July 2017

Saturday, July 15th

August 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd

September 2017

Wednesday, September 13th

Saturday, September 16th

Wednesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 27th

October 2017

Saturday, October 21st

Sunday, October 22nd

February 2018

Saturday, February 17th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Remove non-native shrubs from the forests of the Upper Arboretum.
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Recreation Center
  • Candle Light Ski
    • Candlelight Ski in the Upper Arb
    • 6:00 pm, Upper Arboretum, behind Recreation Center

Monday, February 26th

  • Owl Snowshoe Walk
    • Join the Student Naturalists for a showshoe walk to look for owls!
    • 5:30 pm, Recreation Center

March 2018

Saturday, March 17th

Saturday, March 31st

April 2018

Saturday, April 21st

May 2018

Saturday, May 19th

July 2018

Saturday, July 21st

Wednesday, July 25th

  • Seed Collecting
    • Collect seed to help restore the prairies and forests of the Arboretum
    • 6:30 pm, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

August 2018

Saturday, August 18th

September 2018

Saturday, September 15th

Sunday, September 23rd

October 2018

Saturday, October 20th

  • Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
    • Help restore the prairies and forests of the Arboretum by removing invasive shrubs.
    • 9:00 am, Lower Arboretum, parking lot along Canada Avenue, 1/4 mile north of Hwy 19

November 2018

Saturday, November 17th

January 2019

Thursday, January 17th

February 2019

Saturday, February 16th

  • Arb Volunteer Event - CANCELLED
    • Help restore the forests of the Lower Arboretum by removing non-native shrubs!
    • 9:00 am, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

March 2019

Tuesday, March 12th

  • Headlamp Ski! - CANCELLED
    • Ski at sunset at this event sponsored by the Northfield High School Ski Team
    • 6:30 pm, Upper Arboretum

Saturday, March 16th

April 2019

Thursday, April 25th

  • Guided Bird Walk
    • Guided Bird Walk
    • 6:30 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Recreation Center

Saturday, April 27th

May 2019

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Guided Bird Walk
    • Guided Bird Walk
    • 6:30 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Recreation Center

Thursday, May 9th

  • Guided Bird Walk
    • Guided Bird Walk
    • 6:30 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Recreation Center

Thursday, May 16th

  • Guided Bird Walk
    • Guided Bird Walk
    • 6:30 am, Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Recreation Center

Saturday, May 18th

July 2019

Saturday, July 20th

August 2019

Saturday, August 17th

  • Arb Volunteer Event
    • Volunteer event - brush clearing and seed collecting
    • 9:00 am, Upper Arboretum - Spring Creek Bridge

September 2019

Saturday, September 21st

December 2019

Sunday, December 8th

  • Arboretum Open House
    • Open House for Arboretum Volunteers
    • 3:00 pm, Arboretum Office, 710 Three Oaks Drive

May 2020

Saturday, May 16th

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