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April 2012

Eco-Restoration Workdays – MBG

April 21, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu

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Garden Ambassador Training

April 28, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Garden ambassadors welcome visitors during peak bloom season and special events. As an ambassador, you’ll enjoy the beauty of the display gardens while you invite visitors to take a closer look. Training provides an overview of the Visitor Services Department, visitor etiquette, and our most popular points of interest. Additional garden tours/talks will be led by our horticulturists as the season unfolds. Volunteers must have great people skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of visitors. Weekends,…

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May 2012

Eco-Restoration Workdays – Arb

May 12, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Nichols Arboretum as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu

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Eco-Restoration Workdays – MBG

May 19, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Enjoy and learn about the beautiful natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as you contribute to our restoration efforts. Education and tools provided. Individuals welcome to drop-in; groups register in advance. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a permission form prior to participation; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? (734) 647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu

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October 2017

Fall Native Plant Sale

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 8, 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A sale of native herbaceous and woody plants, many grown at Matthaei Botanical Gardens by staff and volunteers. A local nursery will also be on hand with woody plants and trees.

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April 2019

Garden Ambassador Volunteer Training 2019

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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This volunteer training provides an overview of the most popular points of interest in the display gardens (Gaffield Children's Garden, Gateway Garden, etc), an introduction to the Visitor Engagement department, best practices for working with the public, and beyond.We seek volunteers with a love of learning and interest in working with a diverse population of visitors, including children and families. Continuing education garden tours/talks are led by our horticulturists throughout the season. Shifts are available daily, May–October. Questions before committing? Please…

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Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training 2019

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden, the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America, during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public. Training held at Nichols Arboretum in the Reader Center (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor).Ideal volunteers will have a genuine interest in the collection and an ability to work independently with a…

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September 2019

Conservation Stewards Program Kickoff

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Conservation Stewards are volunteers who help protect and restore our state’s natural areas and ecosystems. They help remove invasive species, build trails, collect data, and work with naturalists, biologists, and land managers to preserve public land. The Conservation Stewards Program will help you gain the skills to lead or contribute to land stewardship efforts in your area. Classroom and online sessions provide education in ecology, and multiple field trips guide students through forest, grassland, wetland, lake, and stream environments. The…

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October 2019

Matthaei-Nichols Prescribed Burn Crew Volunteer Training

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Prescribed fire is a tool we use to restore and maintain natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA), and is an essential part of the oak-hickory forests, oak savannas, and prairie ecosystems. This process enables us to re-establish and protect these ecosystems as well as the many species that inhabit them. For thousands of years, Native American burning created fire dependent ecosystems that rely on frequent fires to maintain their plant communities and open character.The training will…

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Matthaei-Nichols Conservatory Ambassador Volunteer Training

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

If you have an interest in educating our guests about the conservatory while also helping us monitor guest behavior, this opportunity is for you! What better place to be during the winter than the conservatory? This is a Nov.-March role. A required training is set for the morning of Sat, Oct 12th. All new volunteers are required to attend and also fill out a new volunteer application. Click on the button below to pre-register for training.  

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