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March 2020

Stargazing at Gabis Arboretum

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join PNW astronomers for an evening of stargazing and planet viewing at Gabis Arboretum!

Gardening with Wildlife: Gardening for the Birds

March 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Master Gardener Susan Radovich will discuss what attracts birds and how to design a bird-friendly garden at PNW's Gabis Arboretum.

PNW Spring Break

March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020

There will be no classes in session but campus will be open as PNW observes spring break!

Preview PNW: Westville (Canceled)

March 28, 2020

Explore PNW’s Westville campus and meet academic faculty, campus departments, student organizations and fellow new members of The Pride.

April 2020

3MT Competition (Canceled)

April 6, 2020

Students provide a speedy summary of their research in this lively research-communication competition.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled for spring 2020.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

April 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled for spring 2020.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

April 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled for spring 2020.

May 2020

Last Day to Drop Spring 2020 Classes

May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 classes must be dropped by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1.

Hoosier Riverwatch Certification Workshop

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gabis Arboretum at PNW is hosting a Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

May 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled for spring 2020.

Nature Journaling for the Casual Naturalist

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join PNW Professor Vanessa Quinn for an online training on getting started with nature journaling.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled for spring 2020.

Summer Session I Classes Begin

May 18, 2020

Summer classes are in session! We look forward to students continuing to learn.

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

May 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Memorial Day – No Classes and Campuses Are Closed

May 25, 2020

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday!

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

May 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tree ID for the Novice Naturalist

May 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This online class through Zoom will help you learn to use a pocket ID guide to identify trees using leaf, bud and bark characteristics.

June 2020

Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

June 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Indiana Master Naturalist at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest (Canceled)

June 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Summer Session II Classes Begin

June 15, 2020

Join us for another session of summer learning.

July 2020

Summer Session III Classes Begin

July 13, 2020

Webinar: Tree ID for the Novice Naturalist

July 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to impress walking buddies with your skills naming the trees you pass as you travel along? This online class, hosted via Zoom, will help you learn to use a pocket ID guide to identify trees using leaf, bud and bark characteristics. No tree identification experience necessary.

August 2020

Hoosier Riverwatch Certification

August 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attendees learn about watersheds, water pollution and stream monitoring for ecological integrity under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

Webinar: Beaver Ecology

August 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you know there is a beaver that has made its home in Gabis Arboretum's wetlands? Join ecology expert Joseph Eisinger to discuss the impacts beavers have on their environment and how to identify a beaver in their natural habitat.

Fall 2020 Classes Begin

August 24, 2020

We're excited to kick off another semester of learning, growth and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

Gabis Arboretum Q&A: Facebook Live

August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about gardening or is something in your garden not working how you thought it would? Join Nikky Witkowski for a live Q&A on August 27th at 12 p.m. CST and get your questions answered.

September 2020

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving

September 9, 2020

On September 9, we’re asking the entire community to come together to POWER ONWARD for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2020.

S.T.A.R Walk 2020

September 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join PNW at Gabis Arboretum for our S.T.A.R (Support, Thanks, Appreciation and Remembrance) 2020 walk.

S.T.A.R Walk 2020

September 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join PNW at Gabis Arboretum for our S.T.A.R (Support, Thanks, Appreciation and Remembrance) 2020 walk.

Fall Garden Prep Webinar

September 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to learn how to prepare your garden for the fall season.

Butterfly Gardening Webinar

September 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The time is now to begin a butterfly habitat in your garden! Join Master Gardener, Dolly Foster, to learn how to garden for butterflies.

Facebook Live Q&A: Fruits of the Garden

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A on September 24 at 12 p.m. CST and get your fall fruits questions answered.

October 2020

Wetlands: The Ordinary & the Extraordinary

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, on October 10 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about the wonders of the wetlands.

Facebook Live Q&A: Putting Your Plants to Bed

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about gardening or is something in your garden not working how you thought it would? Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your questions answered.

November 2020

Wintersowing Webinar

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to see how you can improve your garden using wintersowing.

The Rare, Shy and Overlooked Critters of Indiana: Endangered, Threatened and Rarely Seen Hoosier Wildlife

November 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Joseph Eisinger for an interesting and exciting webinar on the diversity of Indiana wildlife. Registration is $5.

Gabis Arboretum Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2020 - November 27, 2020

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue University Northwest will be closed to the public on November 26 and 27. Happy Holidays!

December 2020

Facebook Live Q&A: Indoor Plants and Holiday Evergreens

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, extension educator from Purdue Extension, for a Q&A on Facebook Live focusing on indoor plants and holiday evergreens.

Drive In Movie Night – Elf

December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Office of Student Life for our final event of the year at Gabis Aboretum to screen the movie Elf. Let's end the year with some holiday cheer!

Winter Recess

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Purdue University Northwest will be closed Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021 for winter recess. We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday season!

Gabis Holiday Closing

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Gabis Arboretum will be closed Monday, Dec. 21 to Friday, Jan. 1. We will re-open Saturday, Jan. 2 (although facilities will remain closed).

January 2021

The Lost Landscapes of Indiana: Prairies and Wetlands of the Hoosier State’s Past and Present

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Joseph Eisinger for this interesting and exciting webinar on the lost landscapes of Indiana. Registration is $5.

Facebook Live Q&A: Planning Gardens and Landscaping

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your gardens and landscaping questions answered.

The Gem of Chicago Wilderness: Restoration of the Greatest Ecological Region of the U.S. Webinar

January 30 @ 2:00 pm

Join Indiana University Northwest Professor, Spencer Cortwright, and see how this webinar presentation quantifies the ecological splendor of our area.

February 2021

Facebook Live Q&A: Fresh Flower Care and Arranging

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Q&A will focus on fresh flower care and arranging just in time for Valentine's Day!

Gardening for Birds Webinar

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In honor of Backyard Bird Count, join Master Gardener Susan Radovich to learn how to plan your garden to attract different types of birds.

March 2021

Volunteer Day: Native Plant Gardens

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands. This volunteer day will focus on native plant gardens at the Arboretum.

Winter Photo Contest

March 20 @ 5:00 pm

Nature lovers and photographers show off your best original photographs of Gabis Arboretum and submit your original photos to enter Gabis Arboretum’s winter photo contest!

Guided Wetlands Hike

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join a Gabis Arboretum hike docent for a guided hike through the wetlands. On this hike, you will get to spot and identify different wildlife in the wetlands.

Spring Break Hike

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Are you out of school for spring break or just looking to get outside? Join one of our hike docents for a guided hike through Gabis Arboretum.

Facebook Live Q&A: Waking Your Lawn Up Right

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about gardening or is something in your garden not working how you thought it would? Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A.

April 2021

Volunteer at Gabis – Weekly Opportunities

April 1 @ 5:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more. 

Questions from the Garden Center – Gardening 101

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, and get your garden questions answered.

Invite a Cardinal to Lunch: Planting Natives is for the Birds Webinar

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to learn about growing native plants in your garden. No list of bird seeds or types of suet to attract our feathered friends will be presented, but we will reveal what really attracts birds.

April Guided Hike

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join a Gabis Arboretum hike docent for a guided hike through the arboretum. This guided hike is free with admission.

Nature iPhone Photography Workshop

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join photographer, Deb Armstrong, to learn how to use your smartphone camera to get the best nature photos.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer Day: Woodcock Habitat

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands.

Bird and Insect Drawing Workshop

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify birds and insects from the arboretum and how to draw them.

Nature Art Contest – Voting

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Vote for your favorite in the Nature Art Contest.

S.H.I.N.E’s Spring Forward Walk

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At this event, guests will walk socially-distanced on the trails at Gabis Arboretum. The S.H.I.N.E Remembrance Garden that has been under construction will be revealed as well.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Celebrate with the staff in welcoming a new tree to the property, while also participating in the planting.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Celebrate with the staff in welcoming a new tree to the property, while also participating in the planting.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Celebrate with the staff in welcoming a new tree to the property, while also participating in the planting.

Arbor Day Sunset Hike

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Trained volunteer naturalists will lead your group through the arboretum after hours. Enjoy the sunset while learning about the wildlife and plants around you.

May 2021

Advanced Tree ID Webinar

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join ecologist, Joseph Eisinger, to dive deeper into tree identification. In celebration of Arbor Day, become an expert at tree identification and impress your friends and family or just expand your knowledge.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Railway Garden Tour – Adults

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Railway Garden Tour – Adults

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Railway Garden Tour – Children

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Mother’s Day Flower Arranging

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Give your mother the perfect flower arrangement, personally designed by YOU!

Heron Pond Restoration and Prep Day

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Planting Shrubs and Garden Design Webinar

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to learn how to plant and take care of shrubs in your garden. 

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Guided Native Garden Tour

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum hike docent to take a tour of our native plant garden and learn to identify native plants.

Woodcock Walk

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join a Gabis Arboretum hike docent to take a guided hike through the woodcock habitat.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

There’s Fungus Among Us Webinar

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just what is the significance of the role of fungi in our lives? Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to find out why we actually cannot live without them.

June 2021

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Facebook Live Q&A: Current Problems in the Garden

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your questions answered.

June Guided Hike

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum hike docents to take a guided walk through the arboretum and see what's blooming in June.

Preventing Problems in the Landscape Webinar

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to take a look at how you can control the problems in your garden. 

Eco-Dye Workshop

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Artists Who Love Nature Series continues with a session of paper-making.

TimberNook Camp: Storybook Dr. Seuss Adventures

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 1:00 pm

Children will “live and breathe” the fantastical stories of Dr. Seuss in the wild. With the turn of each day comes a new story and adventure for children to recreate with friends!

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Restoration and Prep Volunteer Day

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where we welcome all to come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands.

Vegetable Gardening in the Adventure Garden

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Children are welcome to join Gabis Arboretum staff in learning how to plant and take care of a vegetable garden.

TimberNook Camp: Sensory Adventures Sensational Challengers

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 3:00 pm

This week is sensory extraordinaire. Children enjoy fantastic sensational adventures that are sure to challenge the mind, while fully engaging the senses at the same time!

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Volunteer in the Gardens

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Each week, Gabis Arboretum is offering open volunteer hours where groups, individuals or families can come and volunteer in the gardens. Volunteer work will include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching and more.

Literature in the Garden: Junior Master Gardener Program

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 8, 2021

Bring your children (ages 8-10) to Gabis Arboretum for a reading in the garden with an educational craft afterwards. The class will be taught by Porter County Master Gardeners, Laura Tucker, Linda Mapes and Carolyn Dye.

June Guided Sunset Hike

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a guided hike after hours to enjoy the wildlife and sunset at Gabis Arboretum. Guided hikes are free with admission.

Father’s Day Guided Hike

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum hike docents to learn about the wildlife that inhabit the grounds. Free with admission to the Arboretum.

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