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Weather Merit Badge

Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Spend time at The Morton Arboretum searching for and identifying reptiles and amphibians while earning your merit badge.2 Saturdays, April 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and May 9, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Plant Science Merit Badge

Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. 2 Sundays, April 12, and May 3, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

A Handful of Nature 18-35 months

Enjoy stories, crafts, games and play in this texture-based sensory program. Rough, smooth, crunchy or fuzzy; what will you find hiding among the trees to start your very own nature collection at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 8 or Tuesday, April 14, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

A Handful of Nature 3-5 years

Enjoy stories, crafts, games and play in this texture based sensory program. Rough, smooth, crunchy or fuzzy; what will you find hiding among the trees to start your very own nature collection at The Morton Arboretum? Tuesday, April 7 or Wednesday, April 15, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Bird Study Merit Badge

Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tree Pose Yoga

Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Mondays, May-June, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Garden Explorers 18-35 months-Sold Out

Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, May 5-26, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Garden Explorers 3-5 years (new section added)

Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 6-27, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Hiking Merit Badge

Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Sundays, May 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and August 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.