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Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 8. Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Winter Wildlife Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge-Sold Out

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays February 1 and March 1, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge-Sold Out

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Tuesday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bird Biology (New location-Research Building)

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 3-February 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography-Canceled

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, February 4. One section.

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Scratchboard is a very forgiving medium. Capture the textures of plants in winter by scratching out details such as delicate veins against a dark background at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 5-19, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Film Noir: Influences in Nature Photography-Caneled

Learn how to apply film noir elements to create black & white versions of your color nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 5-March 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.