Soon after the Arboretum became a member of Widener University in 2016, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) started having classes here. This February there were Zumba Gold and T’ai Chi Chih students in the Great Room. There was also a Wake Up and Walk tour of the grounds offered. Later this spring OLLI will offer “Mindfulness through Birdwatching” at the Arboretum in addition to Zumba Gold and T’ai Chi Chih.
OLLI at Widener offers programs and activities specifically designed for people over 50 for the purpose of intellectual challenge, cultural stimulation, and social interaction.
Another event in March is the annual bird migration. Several accomplished birdwatchers survey the Arboretum. Follow this link for their counts.