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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.

Eco-Mythbusters-5th-6th grade

Do you get warts when you touch a toad? Does moss always grow on the north side of a tree? Explore the Arboretum for the answers to these questions and more. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections

Adventures in Art-3rd-4th grade

Paint, draw, color, and sculpt your way through the Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Extreme Bugs-5th-6th grade

Which insects can fly the fastest, jump the highest, or make the loudest sound? Discover some extreme insects living around the Arboretum and the extraordinary things they can do. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6. 2016. Multiple sections.

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.