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Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Cold-blooded Creatures-7th-8th grade

Whether covered in scales, shells, or warts, these creatures are a fascinating find. Discover the world of herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

3D Art-5th-8th grade

Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Meditation and Essential Oils

Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Mondays, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12 or September 26, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Nature’s Superheroes-kindergarten

Who are nature’s superheroes? Explore the science behind superheroes like Spiderman and Batman.See how spiders spin webs and bats fly at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 12:30-3:30 p.m. ,

Magic School Bus Adventures-1st-2nd grade

Join “Ms. Frizzle” on her latest adventure. Learn about plants, water and bugs through hands-on experiments and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Squishy Squashy Art-kindergarten

Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geocaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.