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Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  These walks are FREE, no registration required.  

WEDNESDAY WALKS

Wednesday Nature Wonder Walks are held (almost) every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm. through mid-December. We recommend those joining start to gather at 5:15 pm near the front entryway steps at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Wednesday Nature Wonder Walks are designed for families and children as a series of casual outdoor activities that model curiosity and honor nature.

Details

  • Adults are required to stay with their children
  • Closed toe shoes required
  • All walks are held outdoors. In case of severe weather (heavy rain, ice) we will cancel by posting to this event page

 

Series One:  Trees Tell Their Stories

September 28: All About Leaves
October 5: Meet the Trees
October 19: Colors of Fall or Mystery of Leaves

Series Two: Nature Prepares for Winter

October 26: Plants prepare for winter
November 2: Animals and the Earth prepares for winter 
November 9: Aquatic organisms prepare for winter

Series Three: Evening Adventures 

November 16: Sounds of twilight 
November 30: Flashlight scavenger hunt
December 7: Long winter nights 

SUNDAY STROLLS

Sunday Strolls are held (almost) the first two Sundays of the month through December, 1:00-2:00 pm. We recommend those joining start to gather at 12:45 pm near the front entryway steps at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Sunday Strolls are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other. If we have a large mixed-age group, we may separate into two sets to offer the same content at different levels of engagement.  

Details

  • Adults are required to stay with their children 
  • Closed toe shoes required
  • All walks are held outdoors. In case of severe weather (heavy rain, ice) we will cancel by posting to this event page

October 2: Trees Tell Their Stories
October 9: Trees Tell Their Stories – Colors of Fall
November 6: Nature Prepares for Winter – Plants & animals prepare for winter
November 13: Nature Prepares for Winter – Where do aquatic animals go in winter?
December 4: Winter Wonders – Noticing winter’s stark beauty
December 11: Winter Wonders/Solstice