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Natural history

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.

Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

What’s Wrong With My Plant?

Learn the basics of the diagnostic process and how to identify symptoms affecting your plant at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, April 22-May 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 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.

Woodland Conservation & Management-Canceled

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make you an effective woodland steward at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 29-June 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m. & 6 Saturdays, May 2-June 6, 2015 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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