Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays, August 14-September 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., select Saturdays, August 12-September 23, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, July 15, August 19, or September 16, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park Forest Village Hall
Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a spring evening at The Morton Arboretum. Please note: The Friday, May 19 class has been postponed due to weather and rescheduled for Friday, June 2, or register for Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 22, Wednesday, April 26, or Saturday. May 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, August 31, 2017. In person component: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum.Thursday, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Online only. Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, Online session begins: Friday, June 2, 2017
Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. (Canceled) Two Sundays, April 9 and May 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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