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Science Camp

Extreme Bugs-5th-6th grade

Which insects can fly the fastest, jump the highest, or make the loudest sound? Discover some extreme insects living around the Arboretum and the extraordinary things they can do. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Nature Photography-5th-8th grade

Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections

Night Spies-5th-6th grade

What happens outside when people are fast asleep? Head out on a twilight hike to study the night stars, track animals, catch fireflies, and listen for creatures of the night at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-24 or July 18-22, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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.

Evening Eco-Art -7th-8th grade

Explore the Arboretum at dusk. Use this unique perspective as inspiration for nature inspired art. Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m. or July 19-21, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 27, 2016. Multiple sections.

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Three sections.

Young Impressionists-1st-2nd grade

Become a mini Monet! Explore the Arboretum for artistic inspiration and use impressionist techniques to create a masterpiece. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 11-15, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Eric Carle’s Friends-kindergarten

Have you ever been as hungry as a caterpillar? Enter the whimsical world of Eric Carle as his characters come to life through stories, games, and crafts at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.