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2016 Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Inspired by Nature

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Inspired by Nature.’ Saturday, February, 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Botanical Art with Pen & Ink

Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, February 6-27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (sold out)

How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. 2 Sundays,December 13 and January 17, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or February 7 and March 6, 1:00-3:30 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. 2 Sundays, December 6 and January 10 1:00-3:30 p.m. or February 7 and March 6 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Contemporary Nature Art

Learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. (sold out) Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

What is Next After the Emerald Ash Borer?

Discover how the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has impacted local ash trees at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Biology of Flight

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing how bird anatomy supports flight at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Thursday, February 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Shrubs for Winter Interest

Learn to identify common shrubs that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Ecology

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.