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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.

February

 2/7/2016 - So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
 2/8/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 2/11/2016 - Ikebana at Matthaei
 2/15/2016 - Role of Soils in Ecosystems and Physiognomy
 2/16/2016 - Ecological Balance: Natives, Invasives, and Weeds
 2/17/2016 - Washtenaw Audubon Society
 2/20/2016 - Species Cattleyas
 2/21/2016 - Orchid Talk & Workshop
 2/24/2016 - Bonsai Root-cutting and Grafting Workshop
 2/28/2016 - Beginners' Beekeeping Courses with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)
 2/28/2016 - Intermediate Beekeeping Course with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)

March

 3/2/2016 - Spring Flowers of the Western Cape of South Africa
 3/7/2016 - Free Seed Giveaway
 3/8/2016 - Beekeeping with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)
 3/10/2016 - Ikebana at Matthaei
 3/12/2016 - Exhibit: A Cloth of Earth and Sky - The Healing Power of Nature through the Eyes of African American Quilters
 3/13/2016 - New Dahlia Introductions
 3/15/2016 - Eat Safe Fish
 3/16/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 3/16/2016 - Washtenaw Audubon Society
 3/21/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 3/21/2016 - Ecosystem Thinking
 3/23/2016 - Seasonal Bonsai Topics
 3/23/2016 - The Bonsai on Display at Miejer Japanese Gardens

April

 4/2/2016 - Michigan Solar House Ambassador Training
 4/2/2016 - African Violet Display and Sale
 4/4/2016 - Evening Herb Study Group
 4/4/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 4/6/2016 - A Rose is a Rose
 4/10/2016 - Ann Arbor Orchid Society Program
 4/11/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 4/12/2016 - Beekeeping with Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)
 4/13/2016 - Catching Your Breath
 4/14/2016 - Ikebana at Matthaei
 4/16/2016 - Bulbophyllums: Know Your Species
 4/17/2016 - Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale
 4/18/2016 - Wild Rice and Conservation
 4/18/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 4/19/2016 - Sierra Club Huron Valley
 4/25/2016 - Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care
 4/26/2016 - Peony Ambassador Training
 4/27/2016 - Seasonal Bonsai Topics
 4/27/2016 - The Art of Bonsai with David DeGroot

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