Education & Community

Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Audubon Society partner for a day of avian fun and education. The event will feature presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings featuring noted naturalists and authors Jim Gilbert, Stan Tekiela, Matt Schuth, Alan Branhagen and the Audubon Society’s expert on bird habitats and native plants, John Rowden. 

National Public Gardens Week

Celebrate National Public Garden Week with buy one, get one free admission from May 13-16 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10 percent off at the gift store, 10 percent off memberships and more.

Experience the new Three Mile Walk, starting and ending in the Oswald Visitor Center.

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All About Dogs Day

Take your canine companion to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a day of fun including a dog expo, fashion parade, doggie obstacle course and walk around Three Mile Drive!

Tech Dump's 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show

Electronics recycler Tech Dump celebrates Earth Month with the 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show at Can Can Wonderland. Volunteer teams create and model their own unique robot looks—with the caveat that entrants incorporate a minimum of 25% repurposed electronic items.

Teams are encouraged to get creative and think outside the box. The audience will then vote live for their favorite bot-couture and the winning teams will take home some amazing prizes!

Travelogue: Add Birding to Your Travel Fun

Looking for a challenge or just a new way to get involved in nature? The Minnesota Global Birders will share tips about how to make birding part of your vacation and what you might get to see at destinations around the world.

Minnesota Computers for Schools Computer Donation Drive

Earth Day is the perfect time to do some spring-cleaning and get rid of your old technology! On Saturday, April 27 Minnesota Computers for Schools is hosting a computer donation drive – drop off your old computer equipment and put it to good use in the community.

MCFS refurbishes and reuses all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment is placed in schools and educational nonprofits throughout the state.

The first 100 people to donate a computer will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall.

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