Winter/Spring 2023

All Arboretum programs are open to the public and many are free or available at a discounted rate with membership. Connecticut College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy community. Registration is required for all programs. Please click on the links below to complete online registration and confirm your spot. Email if you need assistance.

Saturday, April 1
Rocks and River Birds

Joe Attwater, CT Audubon Society

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet at Arboretum entrance at 830 Williams Street
$10 (Free for Arboretum and CT Audubon members)

Designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, Mamacoke Island and the surrounding bodies of water are home to a diverse array of bird species. Located on the Thames River, this natural area within the Connecticut College Arboretum also offers a stunning geological experience, as cliffs rise dramatically from the center of the island, and numerous geological features can be seen throughout. Join Connecticut Audubon Society's Joe Attwater and Connecticut College's Beverly Chomiak, Senior Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Studies, as we explore the unique history of this important bird habitat, and search for birds on the river. 


Saturday, April 15
Invasive Plant ID and Control
Wild Ones

More information to follow


Wednesday, April 26
Painting the Landscape

Julie Riggs, Florence Griswold Museum Art Educator

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Use Arboretum entrance at 830 Williams Street and meeet at Outdoor Theater/Buck Lodge

Capture the beauty of the Arboretum with plein-air painting. This outdoor workshop begins with an introductory lesson about the tools and techniques of the American Impressionist painters. Students then paint a landscape using authentic artist’s materials (acrylic paints, palette, brushes, canvas board, and smock) down by the Arboretum Pond. Each participant will leave with a completed landscape painting. For artists of all levels and students of all ages. All supplies included.


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