Natural history

Natural history

Beginning Beekeeping

Join Greg Fischer, owner of Wild Blossom Meadery, and Beekeeper for the Arboretum, to learn about beekeeping. Register now.

The Natural History of Christmas-SOLD OUT

Learn the history of the mistletoe, Christmas tree and the yule log and many other winter plants. Saturday, December 7 from 1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Glaciers In Your Backyard

Learn about the patterns and processes of continental glaciations, the landscape features the glaciers left behind. Sunday, November 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques to engage these "curious naturalists" from birth through elementary school in meaningful activities, explorations, and conversations to spark their excitement and appreciation for nature. Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nature Writing

In this class, we will explore different types of nature writing and students will be able to work on their own writing skills to experience the pleasure in sharing your ideas about nature. Saturdays, October 26 - November 23 from 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Field Ecology: Fall

Learn how our natural world has changed over time and under the influence of humankind at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary, October.

Introduction to Botany

Learn how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 15–November 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Night Passage: Perils of Migration

Explore The Morton Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. 2 Tuesdays, September 3 and 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Zone 5 Science Cafe-SOLD OUT

Learn how winemakers and whiskey distillers use scientific processes such as evaporation and oxygenation to create unique, distinct flavors at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 21, 7:00–8:30 p.m.