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Professional development

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.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

Forest Therapy or Shinrin-Yoku combines traditional techniques of mindfulness with a unique approach to nature connection drawn from the latest medical research. You will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem and can be adapted to other natural settings and human-built environments such as city parks and at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, June 1-Sunday, June 7,2015 , 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3-10, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, May 30 and June 6-13, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, April 29-May 13, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 2 and 16, 2015, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

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.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. Starting Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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