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Professional development

Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, The Morton Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 8, 22, 29, April 5 and 26.

Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: conference registration

Get information and resources to prepare your urban forest and your community for future climates at The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18–19, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. The changes underway in our climate are having profound effects on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. At the same time, the right trees in the right places can help communities cope with increases in stormwater and other looming effects of climate change. Learn how you can help your urban forest and your community handle these shifts. Registration is now open.

Chicago Wilderness Climate Clinic for Educators

Learn how to present important concepts about climate change in meaningful and accessible ways at this workshop October 14, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The program is especially designed for educators at museums, nature centers, forest preserves, park districts, public gardens and other nonformal environments. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

The conference will present the first draft of the Chicago Wilderness Oak Recovery Plan for review and comment at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday September 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Drain Tile Mapping for Conservation Planning

Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

T101 NGSS in Your Backyard - Canceled

Join Arboretum scientists for an introduction to various tree and environmental science disciplines and discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Monday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 13-August 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management-Canceled

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 19. One section.

Tree ID and Ecology-Sold Out

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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