Current Arb Happenings


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October 2010

Saturday, October 16th

November 2010

Saturday, November 20th

May 2011

Saturday, May 14th

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

August 2011

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

Wednesday, September 21st

October 2011

Tuesday, October 4th

May 2012

Saturday, May 12th

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

February 2013

Saturday, February 23rd

April 2013

Saturday, April 20th

  • 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 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

August 2013

Saturday, August 17th

Wednesday, August 21st

November 2013

Saturday, November 9th

January 2014

Wednesday, January 8th

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25th

May 2014

Sunday, May 25th

  • Arboretum Bioblitz!
    • Visit the Carleton Arboretum to learn about animals, plants, and science! Targeted at grades 3-5 and led by Carleton student volunteers.
    • 12:30 pm, Arboretum

July 2014

Saturday, July 19th

Tuesday, July 29th

August 2014

Tuesday, August 5th

Tuesday, August 12th

Tuesday, August 19th

Tuesday, August 26th

September 2014

Tuesday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 16th

Saturday, September 20th

Tuesday, September 23rd

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

Tuesday, September 30th

October 2014

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

Saturday, April 18th

May 2015

Saturday, May 16th

  • 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

August 2015

Wednesday, August 5th

Saturday, August 15th

September 2015

Saturday, September 19th

October 2015

Saturday, October 17th

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 21st

July 2016

Saturday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 20th

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

April 2017

Saturday, April 22nd

May 2017

Saturday, May 20th

July 2017

Saturday, July 15th

August 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd

September 2017

Wednesday, September 13th

Saturday, September 16th

Wednesday, September 27th

October 2017

Saturday, October 21st

Sunday, October 22nd

February 2018

Saturday, February 17th

  • 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

July 2018

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

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

April 2019

Saturday, April 27th

July 2019

Saturday, July 20th

August 2019

Wednesday, August 7th

Saturday, August 17th

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

Wednesday, August 21st

Wednesday, August 28th

September 2019

Wednesday, September 11th

Wednesday, September 18th

October 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd

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