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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region at The Morton Arboretum. Five Sundays, June 4 through July 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 8 through 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Four Tuesdays, September 5 through 26, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Come nibble the new shoots of wild edible plants and taste how good spring can be at The Morton Arboretum! Sunday, May 21,1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 16 through Saturday June 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. is sold out. Please register for: Friday, July 21 through Saturday July 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., or Friday, August 11 through Saturday August 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Children’s Garden
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 31 through August 4, 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

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