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Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this hands-on primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, and safety at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 24, 2017, and In person component: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 25, 2017, or Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Learn to recognize 40 common conifers, plus a few unusual ones at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, February 25, March 4, 18, and 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m to noon (No class on March 11)
First Aid and CPR class will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while working at the Arboretum. Wednesday, January 25, or February 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or Thursday, January 26, or February 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, February 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Explore the world of butterflies and moths under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 23, or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Six days: 5 Tuesdays, February 28 through March 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Thornhill Education Center