Class listings

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, April 26 through May 17, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or Four Saturdays, September 8 through 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon (registration opens May 22)
Take a walk through the display gardens at the Arboretum with horticulturist Samantha Peckham as she discusses the best ways to “wake up” your garden for the season. Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hone your waterfowl identification skills as you explore this magnificent wetland restoration in Putnam County. Two days: Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., 2018 at The Morton Arboretum, and Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to noon, 2018 at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.
Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton arboretum. Five Saturdays, April 28 through June 2 (no class on May 19), 2018, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Sunday, April 29, through Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Multiple sections.
Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, May 1 through 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (sold out). NEW SECTION ADDED: Four Tuesdays, May 1 through 22, 2018, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Capture nature in colored pencil. Discover how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, May 1 through 22, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
After dark, the wild things come alive! Hoots, howls, and rustling in the bushes--what’s behind the sounds that frighten or intrigue us on our evenings out at The Morton Arboretum. Two Tuesdays, May 1 and 8, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Study the portfolio of renowned nature photographer Eliot Porter. Discuss his artistic choices and techniques, then create your own images in his style at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Wednesdays, May 2, 9, and 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, May 5, and 12, 2018, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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