Class listings

Benefits of Managing Trees to Reduce Risk

This practical symposium will help you understand the risks resulting from tree decline and failure and plan to manage trees on public spaces to protect people and property. December 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.

History of Trees in America

Discover how wood has contributed to literature, art, and American poetry at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7, OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Gingerbread Tea Party (sold out)

Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a mother/daughter tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (sold out)

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays, December 6 and January 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or December 13 and January 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Winter Explorers 18-35 months

Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees where kids connect with nature in this sensory based winter program at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or Thursdays, January 14-February 11, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wild Magnolias and Endangered Oaks: Collecting American Trees Before They Are Gone

Hear from two Arboretum botanists about their search for endangered American trees. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 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. 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.