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Adult Courses

  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) In-person: Thursday, August 24, or Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Online anytime.
  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum .Online component begins: Friday, October 20, 2017, In person component: Two Saturdays, October 28 and November 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Join authors Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha for an evening talk about their much anticipated new book, Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Learn to sculpt and create a delicate leaf pendant you can wear this fall at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Photograph the autumn season in a bold and impactful way through the art of the simplicity in this weekend workshop with photographer Josh Merrill at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, October 21, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Enjoy demos, tastings, and hands-on learning in the Fermented Foods Series at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 21 through November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Experience the many restorative and therapeutic benefits of aerial yoga while you relax, release, and deepen into yoga poses supported by a hammock at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 8 or 22, 2017, 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Grow your nature drawing skills under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Create a ready-to-hang, personal piece of Arboretum art you can display in your home or give as a gift. Four Thursdays; October 26 through November 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, October 27, 2017, In person component: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • As a steward, site manager, naturalist, or other natural resource leader, you may find giving talks and guided walks to the public is a daunting task! Polish your public speaking skills and gain confidence in working with people -- especially the difficult ones -- as you gain tips and tricks for strengthening your tours and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online components start Thursday, August 31 or Friday, October 20, 2017. Multiple sections.
  • 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 or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Summer tour: Saturdays, September 16, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Fall tours: October 14: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., or November 11, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, and November 4, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Now is the time to start your landscape projects for spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn the basics of watercolor and create a fall painting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 4, or Sunday November 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Sunday, November 5, 2017, noon to 2:00 p.m. (rain date November 11)
  • Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary with online component starting Tuesday September 5, or Tuesday November 7, 2017. Multiply sections.
  • Dig up some dirt, roll over rotting logs, poke at creepy crawlers, and find out how it all serves as the foundation for the woodland ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Create set of ten monotype print cards to send to friends and family this season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 4, or Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Connect the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, November 4, 2017.
  • Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fill a pumpkin with a fall bouquet at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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