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Adult Courses

  • The beautiful historic Schulenberg Prairie is one of the oldest tallgrass prairie reconstructions in the world, and a model of biological diversity, good management practices, and research at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. .
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or online.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting , Wednesday, July 5. Multiple sections.
  • For those with considerable familiarity and experience with the fundamentals of bonsai, take your practice to the next step at The Morton Arboretum. Six Thursdays, July 6 through August 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, July 6 through July 13, and Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to tell invasive aquatic plants apart from native look-alikes and how to report invaders when you find them in this one-day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday (SOLD OUT) July 8, 2017, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy an afternoon with author Cindy Crosby as she shares insights and excerpts from her new book, The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction at The Morton Arboretum. This class has been CANCELED. Saturday, July 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, July 8 through August 12, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Spring session: Saturdays, May 6 through July 8, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Summer session: Saturdays, August 26 through October 28, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • The the student who has moved beyond intermediate, this six-week course focuses almost exclusively on supervised work on trees at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, July 8 through August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Improve long-term results by choosing strong contenders for your urban sites during this two-day workshop for urban forestry professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, (CANCELED) July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. (Spring) Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Summer) Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, In person component: Two Wednesdays, July 19 and Aug 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Capture the beauty of dragonflies and damselflies with your camera at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays, July 13 through July 27, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, July 15 and 22, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ron Nosek of Nature Education Programs brings his What 2 Know B4 You GoTM program to The Morton Arboretum this summer. Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9:00 to noon
  • 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.
  • Explore Illinois’s first nature preserve with botanist Jack Shouba. Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, located at the south end of Illinois Beach State Park, is a designated National Natural Landmark and is one of the richest, biologically most diverse areas in the state. Saturday July 15, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Spring session: Select Wednesdays, June 14 through July 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Summer session: Wednesday, August 16 or August 30, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Feel your best and focus on total body health and well-being with a short hike outdoors followed by a yoga class set to the sounds of nature at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, or Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the pesky visitors that pop up in your garden uninvited at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on a journey through the life of a flower. Learn how flowers develop, how they grow, and the end result of their lives, fruit at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Spring Session: Mondays, April 10; April 24; June 5; or June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Summer Session: Mondays, July 10, July 24, August 7, or August 28, 2017, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • 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 and Saturdays, June 10 through September 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, or Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or online.
  • Enjoy a daiquiri as you discover the intriguing world of dragonflies with naturalist Cindy Crosby at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy a daiquiri as you discover the intriguing world of dragonflies with naturalist Cindy Crosby at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Please Note: this class has been CANCELED. Learn to identify plants in the field through studying the plants of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Eight Wednesdays, June 14 through August 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and six Saturdays, June 17 through July 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Do your part to keep bees and other pollinators busy this summer at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon

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