Adult Programs

Winter Solstice Hike (in person)

Celebrate the first day of winter with a guided hike along the Arboretum’s trails. Visit natural areas and Human+Nature sculptures as you explore the many ways we are connected to nature and its cycles.

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Celebrate the first day of winter with a guided hike along the Arboretum’s trails. Visit natural areas and Human+Nature sculptures as you explore the many ways we are connected to nature and its cycles.

The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, when the path of the sun in the sky is farthest south in the Northern Hemisphere. After the solstice, the days get longer, so the day is celebrated in many cultures as a time of rebirth.

During this guided walk, you will

  • hear solstice stories, 
  • learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months, 
  • identify signs of life along the trails, and
  • consider our human role as being a part of nature rather than apart from it.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

  • Held outdoors. Dress for the weather. 
  • Plan to walk more than one mile over uneven terrain. 
  • Limit 16

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