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Trees and Ecology

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Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Four Wednesdays, February 1 through 22, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. (canceled) Four Sundays, June 5 through 26, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum near Chicago. Conference highlights will include presentations from many of the world’s leading oak researchers; opportunities to discuss and contribute to ongoing work in oak conservation worldwide; workshops in oak collecting, collections management, oak-focused botanical art and other topics; tours of the Arboretum’s world-renowned oak collection; and a seed exchange. Register today!
Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 19, and April 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. .
Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, trudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home. at The Morton Arboretum.Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, July 17 through 21, or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems Learn navigation skills and how to build a shelter. Set up camp, fish, and make tools to explore and tame the wild at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9, July 10 through 14, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for at The Morton Arboretum.Monday through Friday,June 12 through 16, July 10 through 14, or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or June 26 through 30, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 26 through 30 or July 24 through 28, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or July 17 through 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Walk in the wild parts of the Arboretum and explore nature. Discover the differences between bees and wasps, go bird watching, and hunt for animal footprints. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or June 19 through 23, July 10 through 14, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Have you ever wondered WHY? Find out as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Delve into why leaves change color, where rainbows come from, how fireflies glow, and other scientific mysteries at The Morton Arboretum.Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or June 19 through 23 or July 17 through 21, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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