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Science Camp

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple 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.

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.

Outdoor Adventures-3rd-4th grade

Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple 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.

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.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.