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Trees and Ecology

  • Find out if beekeeping is right for you at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 11, 2017 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Take a guided tour of the expansive Nachusa Grasslands. Learn about the reintroduction of bison to the area and the diverse wildlife that call the grasslands home, and enjoy a leisurely walk through the wealth of wildflowers that grow there. Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. Four Sundays, August 27, September 10, 24, and October 1, 2017 (No class September 3 or 17), 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins Monday, August 21, 2017. In person sessions: Sunday, August 27 and Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. Wednesday, August 16 class has been canceled, or August 30, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Thursday, August 31, 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.
  • 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.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around at The Morton Arboretum. Summer: Wednesday, September 6; or Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., or Fall: Thursday, October 5, or Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 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.
  • Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the identification of the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region. Wednesday, September 13 through November 29, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and select Saturdays, September 16 through, December 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, September 21, or October 12, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,
  • The woodland habitat is so much more than a bunch of trees. Get a “behind the scenes” look at life in the woods on this guided walk with an Arboretum naturalist.Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 14, 2017 In-person component: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 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
  • 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.
  • Learn how and why to save your own seeds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • 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.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around at The Morton Arboretum. Summer: Wednesday, September 6; or Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., or Fall: Thursday, October 5, or Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, September 21, or October 12, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.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 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.
  • 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.

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