Saint John's Outdoor University

Saint John's Outdoor University

The Program (Outdoor U) and The Place (Abbey Arboretum)

SJU Student Beach REOPENS Friday, June 12 @ 11:30 a.m.

The June 9 blue-green algae bloom has dissipated and the beach is cleared for swimming. Learn more about blue-green algae (PDF). View the 2015 beach hours (scroll to bottom of page).

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 16
River Glen Gardens Tour
Tuesday, July 14
MN Natural History Lectures
  • Nature, Culture, and Two Friends Talking
Mon-Fri, July 13-17
MN Master Naturalist Class - Prairies & Potholes
 Friday, Aug 7
Tap Takeover @ Thirdstreet Brewhouse
  • Tap proceeds benefit Outdoor U programs!
See it now!
Patrick Dougherty Artist-in-Residence
Buy a seat on the bus

Outdoor U Blog

  • Updates about maple syrup season, ski trails, deer hunt, volunteering and more. We plan to gradually add more content to the blog so tell us what you want to hear.
  • Subscribe to receive all Outdoor U Blog updates by email, or subscribe to individual blog categories that meet your interest (subscription instructions), or just visit the blog online.
  • Check it out and let us know if you have questions.

Saint John's Abbey Arboretum Land Use Requests