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Bonsai Carving Techniques

Students will work with guest artist Jim Doyle on using jin, shari and deadwood carving techniques on field-grown San Jose junipers with 3-inch calipers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Black Pine Shohin-Sold Out

Create a miniature bonsai in a “natural style” using a small 6-8 inch Black Pine, which is one of the easiest pine trees to grow at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kusamono Workshop-Sold Out

Learn the natural art of arranging perennials , wild grasses, bulbs, and flowering plants into a take-home composition at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Schefflera

Known as the umbrella tree because of its umbrella shaped leaves, this tree is easy to grow with little maintenance. It does well near a sunny to part sun window. Sunday, August 2, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.

A Week of Wetlands-5th-6th grade

Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, drudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 20.

NEW! Down in the Dirt-kindergarten

Discover the wonderful world of dirt! Dig for decomposers, make mud art, play games and explore the exciting soil beneath our feet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiply Sections.

Amazing Race-7th-8th grade

Learn survival skills while trekking through The Morton Arboretum. Explore woodlands, wetlands, and the prairie, discover how these ecosystems function, and figure out clues to win the race. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Turtles & Tadpoles-kindergarten

How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple dates.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest? Discover woodland plants and animals. Create your own fairy and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing. Enjoy stories, games, and fishing trips to the Arboretum’s best spots at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.