Class listings

See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the essential skills and knowledge for raising happy, healthy backyard chickens at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Learn how to build a safe and comfortable home for your hens at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana--the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 21 or June 16, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
CANCELED. Learn about forests, what they are, how they function, and why they are so important for our future at The Morton Arboretum. Three Saturdays: April 21, May 12, and May 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7 through 30, 2018, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Saturdays or Mondays, April 23, through June 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
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)
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.

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