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ACCA Economic Botany

Explore the complex relationship between plants and people! Economic botany is the study of plants that are used by humans for food, beverages, medicine, textiles, shelter and other uses. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 26-April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, (tbd)

8th International Oak Society Conference

Registration is now open for the 8th International Oak Society Conference, October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum.

2015 Central Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Ready! Set! Garden!-Sold Out

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Ready! Set! Garden!’ Some of the best writers and creative plantsmen in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Teacher Institute Day-Sold Out

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction into current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm.

Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 8. Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Project Learning Tree®: Early Childhood

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Preschool. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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.

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. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 8-15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..

T101 NGSS in Your Backyard

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. Friday, October 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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