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Science Camp

Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Cold-blooded Creatures-7th-8th grade

Whether covered in scales, shells, or warts, these creatures are a fascinating find. Discover the world of herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

A Week of Wetlands-5th-6th grade

Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, drudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 20, 2016

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Three sections.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016 Multiple sections.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiply sections.

The Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Many of the living things around us are so small we can not see them, yet we can not live without them. Explore ecosystems and uncover these microscopic organisms that inhabit the Earth and help it thrive at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.