Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Join us for a full-day training for landscapers, streets and sanitation technicians, and public works crews that will cover selection, planting, and care of trees in sessions led by local experts. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and/or Thursday, April 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Sundays, April 8 and April 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in August 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in August 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at The Morton Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Fridays, May 11 or June 1, or Saturdays, May 26 or June 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 11, 2017 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Sunday, April 29, through Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Multiple sections.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Enjoy a night hike, then warm up with s’mores by the fire. Thursday, February 1, March 1, or Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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