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Contemporary Nature Art

Learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. (sold out) Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (sold out)

How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. 2 Sundays,December 13 and January 17, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or February 7 and March 6, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge (sold out)

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. 2 Sundays, December 6 and January 10 1:00-3:30 p.m. or February 7 and March 6 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

What is Next After the Emerald Ash Borer?

Discover how the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has impacted local ash trees at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Biology of Flight

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing how bird anatomy supports flight at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Thursday, February 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw with Colored Pencil

Explore colored pencil and what make it a perfect medium for botanical art at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 23, 2016.

Shrubs for Winter Interest

Learn to identify common shrubs that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Ecology

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. (sold out) 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.