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Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

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. Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2016, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature at Night Hike

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Friday, June 24, 2016, or Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Turtles and 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. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016,9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

NEW! Eco-Challenge-7th-8th grade

Ants can carry fifty times their body weight, termites build mounds twenty-five feet tall, and bees can visit over one thousand flowers in a day. Find out what you can accomplish as you explore the habitats at the Arboretum and take on eco-challenges. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Tuesdays, May 3-July 5, 2016, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Ecological Restoration (online and in person)

Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Two Wednesdays, July 6 and 13, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Photographing Prairie Scenes: Large & Small

Explore the summer prairie through the lens of your camera at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, July 7 through 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, July 9 through 16, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Invasive Species I: Online and in-person

Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online class component begins: begins Thursday, July 7, 2016, In-person component: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.