The NC Arboretum – Asheville
Don’t Miss These Adult Education Classes
We recently mailed out the new Growing in Mind Adult Education catalog for March-August 2017. It details 70 great offerings, including these upcoming classes:
- Exploring Watercolor A: March 31
- Zingiberaceae! Homegrown Ginger, Turmeric and Galangal in Appalachia: April 1
- Tai Chi All Year Session 2(a four week class): April 4, 11, 18, 25
- Spring Birding in the Blue Ridge (a five week class): April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9
- Wildflower Walk: April 9
- MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas, through May 2
This object-rich, interactive exhibit takes visitors through North, Central and South America to explore how dugout canoes were used, and how scientists study and preserve these ancient watercraft. Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Baker Exhibit Center. The exhibit is offered in both English and Spanish.
Exhibit support for Dugout Canoes is provided in part by The North Carolina Arboretum Society, RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine. Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the AEC Trust, Lastinger Family Foundation, State of Florida and VisitGainesville.
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SUPPORT OUR FIREFIGHTERS AND
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AT THE
Winter Lights Supply Drive
We are extremely thankful for the hundreds of local, regional and national firefighters and emergency responders who are currently fighting wildfires across Western North Carolina. To help reduce the fire threat, the Arboretum will abide by the N.C. Forest Service’s regional burn ban. As a result, the Winter Lights fire pits will not be operating until further notice.
Swap Out S’mores for Supplies
To support our courageous firefighters, the Arboretum is asking for Winter Lights ticket-holders to consider swapping out their s’mores purchases to buy much needed supplies instead. The Arboretum will have a collection bin for donated items for firefighters and emergency responders battling the North Carolina fires inside the Baker Exhibit Center lobby. Items requested are:
- Bottled water
- Pre-packaged food & protein bars
- Saline eye drops
- Lip balm
Arboretum Society members may also drop off supplies between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Baker Exhibit Center information desk. Thank you in advance for your support and for sharing some of the Winter Lights spirit across WNC.