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Wild Edibles Walk-Sold Out

Discover the edible plants growing wild all around you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Summer

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, May 31 and June 14-28, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

Forest Therapy or Shinrin-Yoku combines traditional techniques of mindfulness with a unique approach to nature connection drawn from the latest medical research. You will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem and can be adapted to other natural settings and human-built environments such as city parks and at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, June 1-Sunday, June 7,2015 , 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mudpies and Stone Soup 18-35 months

Enjoy stories, crafts, muddy games and play in this squishy, squashy, sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 3, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be put on a wait list. This section is sold out.

Landscape for Life™

Landscape For Life instructs gardeners and those interested in landscape sustainability how to transform a traditional landscape into a beautiful and healthy environment that also benefits the surrounding community. In this five-session series, you’ll learn to work with nature by covering subjects such as soil biology, water management, and native plantings at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 4-18, & 2 Tuesdays, June 9-16, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, June 19, July 3, August 21 or September 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, June 6, July 18, August 1 or September 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Nature Explore Educator Workshops

Join Nature Explore at The Morton Arboretum for engaging, research-based educator workshops that support comprehensive learning with nature. Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

NEW! Gotta Grow-1st-2nd grade

Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple 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.