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Field trips: Highschool

Make outdoor science fun and engaging on a field trip at The Morton Arboretum. Guided and self-guided programs listed are designed for highschool students.

Classroom visits: PreK-5th grade

Invite the experts from The Morton Arboretum into your classroom for a fun learning experience. Classroom visit programs are available from December 4, 2013 through March 28, 2014 during the school hours of 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at The Morton Arboretum! Dates vary starting July 18. Multiple sections.

Field trips: 2nd-3rd grade

Make outdoor science fun and engaging on a field trip at The Morton Arboretum. Guided and self-guided programs listed are for students in second and third grade.

Field trips: 6th-8th grade

Make outdoor science fun and engaging on a field trip at The Morton Arboretum. Guided and self-guided programs listed are designed for students in 6th-8th grade.

Summer Ikebana

Draw inspiration from the shady summer canopy, waving grasses and lazy pond ripples through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 2, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Japanese-Chojubai-Quince

This Japanese flowering quince is prized for its striking, vibrant, fire-engine red flowers and unusual clumping style for bonsai. Good beginners workshop. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Shimpaku Twisted Trunk

The soft, dark green foliage and twisted trunks of this unusual, fast-growing, and easy to work with conifer make it a “must” for any bonsai collection. Good beginners workshop. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Decisions

Join renowned bonsai artist Walter Pall as he discusses the use of Hornbeam, Stewartia and Beech deciduous material for bonsai. A hands-on workshop will follow with guest artist Jim Doyle discussing carving techniques to use with this material. Students may choose from one of the three materials discussed. Some prior knowledge of bonsai required. Saturday, August 2, 12:30- 4: 30 p.m.

Jaboticaba

This tropical bonsai with bronze foliage and tan and brown exfoliating bark is fast growing and suitable for growing indoors by a window sill or under lights. All levels welcome. Saturday, August 2, 1:30- 4:30 p.m.