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April 2020

CANCELLED: African Violets, Gesneriads, Terrarium and Fairy Garden Plants Display and Sale

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been canceled.   Includes a free hands-on workshop at 10:45 am. Class participants receive a free leaf packet to try their hand at propagating African violets from just a leaf.

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CANCELLED: Elzada Clover Day

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been canceled.   Elzada Clover was a pioneering botanist and the first woman to successfully raft down the Colorado River.  She collected plants from her trip to bring back to the University of Michigan. Learn how she prepared for her trip to the desert and then make a desert plant terrarium to take home. 20-YE-04 $10.00/child includes all materials. Recommended ages 5-12.

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CANCELLED: Groovy Great Lakes

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been canceled. The Great Lakes state of Michigan provides beauty at every turn.  Explore what makes our state so wonderful and learn about surprising habitats, plants, and animals that call the Great Lakes home.  Create a collage about the beauty of our home state and pot up seeds to attract Michigan caterpillars and butterflies.  20-YE-05  $10.00/child includes all materials. Recommended ages 6-12.

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June 2020

Summer Safari

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$8

Go on a guided safari and explore the trails of Matthaei. Learn about the plants and animals that call southeastern Michigan home. Make a safari notebook to take along and sketch what you find. $8/child includes all materials. Ages 4-12. 20-YE-06

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July 2020

Nature’s Sketchbook

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$8

Learn how to use sketching and watercolors to illustrate nature observations, then make a sketchbook to take home. $8/child includes all materials. Ages 4-12.

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Things with Wings 2020

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Celebrate our winged friends! This special annual event at Matthaei includes the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers group with bee-themed activities, birds of prey from the Leslie Science & Nature Center, a performance by students of the Ann Arbor Aviary, wing-making craft and face-painting. Fun for the whole family! Free.Check out the gallery of Things with Wings photos (all photos by Michele Yanga):

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