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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.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

NEW! Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to investigate the tiniest plants and animals that inhabit the Earth. Discover how the nearly invisible organisms are essential to every ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, August 21 or September 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, July 18, August 1 or September 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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.