Photo Challenge: Virtual Nature Quilt

Participate in a Quilting Bee of a whole new variety, no sewing skills needed! Your challenge over the next 6 weeks is to create a virtual “quilt block” of nature...

Fall Home School Day

Our many trails, trees, streams, ponds, and prairies make the Arboretum one of the best outdoor classrooms in central Iowa. By pre-registering for this special open house event geared towards...

DNR Furs Program: Cancelled

Meet Conservation Officer Sergeant Dustin Eighmy and learn all about Iowa furbearers – the mammal species that have traditionally been hunted or trapped for their fur. You’ll get up close...

Nature Club PLUS: Intro to Trees

Trees are found just about everywhere, from forests to parks to your own neighborhood or back yard. Trees provide places to play and shade for humans while also housing and...

Nature Club: Intro to Trees

Trees are found just about everywhere, from forests to parks to your own neighborhood or back yard. Trees provide places to play and shade for humans while also housing and...

Story time in the Willows

Award winning author, Megan Cline, will be reading her children's books at Willow Bridge July 21st from 9-10 AM. Her character Winston is a curious and thoughtful little wombat who...

Online Photo Exhibition: Virtual Nature Quilt

Quilting Bees have a rich history in community building, shared experiences, and intergenerational involvement. In much the same way, this Virtual Nature Quilt photo challenge has been a call to...

Health and Wellness Series: Tai Chi

Join us for a new addition to our Health and Wellness series in 2021, Tai Chi. Take in the sounds and movement of nature while you are taken through a...

Family Catch & Release Insect Safari

Take our insect nets out to the meadows and prairies to see what you can catch (and release). Butterflies, dragonflies, moths, and more can be caught and observed in magnifying...

Nature Club PLUS: All About Leaves

Why do trees have leaves? Why do some trees have leaves in the winter and others do not? Why do leaves change color in the fall? Join us to answer...