Special Programs and Events
Discovering Nature Nearby
Saturday, January 21
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Come learn more about invasive plants on Saturday January 21st at 9:30 AM from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ plant expert Jessica Spencer. We will start out at the Arboretum’s picnic area for our fourth Discovering Nature Nearby program brought to you by TD Bank, Rayonier Advanced Materials, and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Each third Saturday of the month through May 2017 expert presenters educate the public on a wide variety of topics. All ages and abilities are welcome free of charge, although contributions to our donation box are greatly appreciated. Bring your nature journal, bug spray, and a keen eye.
Monthly Programs and Activities
Saturday, January 14
Hours 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
What is it? Help us maintain your Arboretum and keep it looking good. Volunteer Workdays are a great way to engage in outdoor activities while giving back to the community. We have some tools and gloves available, but you are welcome to bring your own clippers and gloves. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Saturday, January 14
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Walks are free.
General Information About Conservation Corps Workdays
Conservation Corps workdays are held one Saturday each month from 9 AM until noon on a date to be determined each month.
If you would like to attend these work days go to email@example.com and put “Conservation Corps” in the subject line.
You will placed on the email distribution for future notifications.
Conservation Corps work includes working in the Rosemary Scrub, Lower Ravine and Sandhill; exotic invasive plant removal/control; and erosion control.
Studies have shown that walking 10,000 steps a day will lead to sustainable weight control and improved cardiovascular health. It’s easy and fun to count your steps at the Arboretum because we’ve already done it for you. Simply enjoy your walk and take in the natural wonders of the Arboretum. Trails at the Arboretum have been measured for the number of steps an adult or child will take to complete them. You won’t even realize that you are getting exercise!
You can do yoga on your own. If you have a mobile phone with a QR scanner, you can access suggestions for yoga poses located at various cyber stations around the Lake Loop Trail. The poses are demonstrated by Olympic gold-medal-winner Shannon Miller.