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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Find out if beekeeping is right for you at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the expansive Nachusa Grasslands. Learn about the reintroduction of bison to the area and the diverse wildlife that call the grasslands home, and enjoy a leisurely walk through the wealth of wildflowers that grow there. Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Expand your grass identification skills in this expert workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: this class has been CANCELED. Learn to identify plants in the field through studying the plants of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Eight Wednesdays, June 14 through August 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and six Saturdays, June 17 through July 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Wednesday, August 16 class has been canceled, or August 30, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, October 6, 2017, In-person component: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
View the variety of wading birds that nest at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, located just east of the town of Plainfield in northern Will County. Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 15, May 20 (this session has been canceled due to weather), or June 17, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Hear the stories behind some of the Arboretum’s most treasured trees on this walking tour of the west side grounds. (Open for enrollment) Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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