Professional Development

  • Study the ecology of mushrooms and other fungi with Patrick Leacock, mycologist and adjunct curator at the Field Museum. Learn about the biology and ecology of fungi and walk the trails at The Morton Arboretum to search for mushrooms. (Sold Out) Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Save the date! Join us at The Morton Arboretum on June 3rd, 2017, as we explore the many benefits of nature-based early childhood education.
  • Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn identification and ecology of the fish, turtles, and crayfish found in the rivers of northern Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
  • Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Sold out, please call 630-719-2468 to be wait listed. Saturday, June 24 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 July 8, 2017, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
  • Expand your grass identification skills in this expert workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
  • This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will feature the latest information and practice on the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants from the best speakers and plant experts in the business. Thursday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2017