The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Photograph of Red-Tailed Hawk taken at Nichols Arboretum by Andreas Kanon
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adult education

Expand your knowledge of the natural world, explore a new topic, or learn a new skill by attending one of the many programs we offer year-round. The roster includes lectures series, exhibits, workshops, field classes, and more, most free and offered by our partner groups. No registration required unless noted in description.

We also offer nature-based youth programs and programs for scouts or groups of children.


 9/12/2017 - The Evolution of Beekeeping: History, Making & Use of Skeps
 9/18/2017 - Using Non-natives and Native Plants in Art
 9/19/2017 - It's about Ticks
 9/20/2017 - Birds of India
 9/21/2017 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 9/24/2017 - Hypertufa Trough Demo
 9/27/2017 - Bonsai Auction with the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society


 10/2/2017 - Wild Herbs
 10/4/2017 - Winter Seed Planting
 10/10/2017 - Beekeeping Resources, Education, and Programs for Military Veterans
 10/11/2017 - An Evening with Bonsai Artist Walter Pall
 10/15/2017 - Growing Cymbidium Orchids in Michigan
 10/16/2017 - Restoring Michigan Prairies and Seed Mix Experimentation
 10/17/2017 - The Power of Place-Based Learning
 10/18/2017 - Wiring Your Bonsai Plants
 10/18/2017 - Birding in Spain
 10/19/2017 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging


 11/1/2017 - Dutch Spring Flowers: The Bulb Fields of Keukenhof
 11/6/2017 - Herb Garden Winter Prep
 11/14/2017 - Comb and Nest Architecture
 11/15/2017 - Birding Panama
 11/16/2017 - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
 11/19/2017 - South American Orchids
 11/20/2017 - What, My Herbicide Did That?!
 11/21/2017 - Birding the North Country Trail


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