Thriving Outside in the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum
In an effort to continue to create a culture of wellness on FAU’s Jupiter Campus, the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum hosted the Thriving Outside in the Arboretum series from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022. The program is coordinated by CES and FAU
with funding provided by
The Chastain Charitable Foundation.
This exciting program has been funded for a third year -- our FALL 2023 events run from October through December! See the FALL 2023 schedule below.
Fall 2023 Schedule:
12, 12:00-12:45pm - Audubon Bird Walk
Join us at 12 pm on Thursday, October 12 for a bird walk with a local bird enthusiast from Audubon Everglades. The Arboretum is a birding hotspot and early October is a great time to spot migratory birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.
13, 2:00-4:00pm - Butterfly & Plant Walk - Learn how to identify our common local butterflies during this walk accompanied by a butterfly expert from the North American Butterfly Association. The Arboretum has many plants that were specifically planted to attract butterflies.
October 12-15 - Jupiter Campus Bioblitz! -
Over the course of three days we will host a campus Bioblitz. A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Anyone can participate! All you need is your cell phone and a free account with iNaturalist.
about how to participate!
October 20, 2:00-3:00pm - National Day of Writing Celebration -
Celebrate writing at the Honors College with the announcement of the 2023 Student Writer in Residence. The announcement will be followed by an open mic where all are welcome to share their own writing or the words of their favorite writer. Light refreshments will be served. The first 20 attendees will receive a gift bag.
2, 12:30-1:30pm - Audubon Bird Walk
- Join us at 12:30pm on Thursday, November 2 for a bird walk with two student bird enthusiasts as well as members from Audubon Everglades. One of the best places to learn about common local bird species at FAU is in the Arboretum. The Arboretum has become a birding hot spot and a great place to see a variety of bird species. Sign up today and get your binoculars ready!
17, 2:00-3:00pm - Butterfly & Native Plant Walk -
Learn about native plants and butterflies during this walk accompanied by a butterfly expert from the North American Butterfly Association and members from the local chapter of the Native Plant Society. The Arboretum has many native plants that were specifically planted to attract butterflies. Register today and bring your binoculars if you have them!
December 4, 3
:00-6:00pm - RELAX! with a Chair Massage in the Arboretum -
Are you all stressed out prepping for final exams? Come out to the Arboretum and enjoy a quick massage from licensed massage therapist, Nicole Thomas. She’ll
help you work away that tension so you can ace your final exams!
Nature Bathing Meditation - Grab a moment for yourself and take a stroll through the Arboretum. This
Nature Bathing Medidation Booklet
will provide guidance to calm your mind by using your 5 senses to focus on your enviroment instead of your thoughts.