Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., or Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Study the sights and signs of spring as they emerge at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Three Saturdays, May 20 through June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to make wood sing in this build-your-own musical instrument class at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in August 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. New Tour Added! Natural History Bike Tour (REGISTER NOW) for Friday, July 13, or July 27, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Glacial History Bike Tour is sold out. Visitor Center Entry

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