Professional development

Professional development

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

Explore how special natural places can inspire future generations with author Kathryn Aalto at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Securing the Future of Trees

Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director of the Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum will invite you to explore how the scientists in the Center for Tree Science work to catalyze research and training for the future of trees and people. Wednesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

After the Ash: What is Next After EAB?

Discover how the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has impacted local ash trees at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Gourmet Botany

Explore the botany of your favorite culinary indulgences at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2016 ,6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2016,1:00-3:30 p.m.

Winter Plant ID

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 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.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, January 19-February 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 pm

Midwest Early Childhood Educator Symposium Second Nature: Reintroducing Children to the Outdoors

Save the date! Join us at The Morton Arboretum on June 4th, 2016 as we explore the many benefits of nature-based early childhood education. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

2016 Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Inspired by Nature

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Inspired by Nature.’ Saturday, February, 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.