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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 April 26.

Bird Conservation

In this class at The Morton Arboretum, investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 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. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8-SOLD OUT

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. Join us for this class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm

Teacher Institute Day - NGSS in Your Backyard

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction to forest ecology and woody plant breeding followed by a discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Conservation Site Planning

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-9:00 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. Join us for this class at the Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves at The Morton arboretum. 5 Saturdays, January 25-February 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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