Adult Programs

Apr
20
Sat
Pollinator Hotel Workshop @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that loss of habitat is a major contributor to the decline of bee populations in the United States? Have fun and learn about native, tunnel-dwelling bees and how to attract them to your very own bee hotel, which you will assemble and take home. You’ll leave this workshop feeling good about offering a refuge for pollinators either as a nesting site or by providing space for hibernation. All materials provided. Registration for class is due by April 12 in order to obtain required materials.

Yoga Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fusion of yoga and a hike explored within different backdrops of nature. Mindfulness, meditation and movement interweave in the beautiful landscape of the Arboretum. Hike goes rain or shine, so come prepared.

Apr
23
Tue
Yoga in the Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

Hatha Yoga helps you be more centered and focused – breath work and cultivates flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

 

Gentle Chair Yoga – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

Learn traditional yoga poses with the support of a chair. Breathing and relaxation techniques, flexibility, strength and balance will be taught. Great for seniors. Wear loose clothing.

 

Yoga in The Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

Hatha Yoga helps you be more centered and focused – breath work and cultivates flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

 

Apr
24
Wed
Composition in Oil or Acrylic @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

April 24 – May 22

Paint light on botanical form in the Holden Butterfly Garden and classroom in this five week session at the Arboretum. Learn to see light as contrasting shape, adding structure and detail with line, tone, and color. Begin with a day of charcoal drawing, then immediately underpaint and layer with wet-into-wet blending technique.Create oil or acrylic sketches and one larger painting. All levels are welcome.

Apr
25
Thu
Bole Woods Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate Arbor Day by walking through a National Natural Landmark, Bole Woods. Enjoy majestic trees and spring flowers while learning about the forest health research HF&G is conducting at this site, the historical Holden and Bole family background, and how individuals can contribute to healthy forests both in the big picture and in their own backyards. This is a moderate hike on a dirt trail. Wear shoes that are suitable for potentially muddy trails.

Apr
26
Fri
Yoga in the Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Fridays, April 26 – May 31

Hatha Yoga helps you be more centered and focused – breath work and cultivates flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

 

Apr
27
Sat
Keep Your Woods Working: Managing Woodland for Forest Health and Timber @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This program is ideal for landowners of small and large forested properties.  Participants will spend the day at Working Woods where they will learn about woodlot management, and the integral role forester’s play.

  • Discover how different management strategies can help you achieve your land-stewardship goals, from wildlife habitat creation to timber management.
  • Learn about destructive invasive species and other threats to our forests and get updates on current techniques to protect the health of our woods.
  • Get informed about government programs such as Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV), Ohio Forest Tax Law (OFTL) and local regulations.

We will also spend some time out in the forest learning best management practices and how the Arboretum is managing its own Working Woods. Box lunch provided. CML (certified master logger) – 2 hours credit

Optional field session 3:30 – 5:30pm

 

Monarch Monitoring Training
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Monarch Conservation Science Partnership (MCSP) formed in 2009 and is a consortium of scientists and conservation professionals who are collectively tackling monarch conservation research questions. The MCSP’s Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP), also referred to as the Integrated Monitoring Strategy (IMS), is a national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range. The IMMP uses a spatially balanced sampling scheme and draws from existing citizen science programs to deliver a suite of protocols that capture many aspects of habitat quality, threats, and monarch use of that habitat. Data gathered through the IMMP contribute to existing population and habitat models that inform broad scale monarch conservation!

Holden Arboretum staff are partnering with Monarch Joint Venture to teach you about monarch biology and how to conduct all activities in the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program. You may choose to attend the full day ($25, includes lunch) or watch certain training videos online and attend the afternoon only ($15). A special optional session from 3:30-4:30 will teach you how to lake a leadership role in the IMMP.

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