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Insect Study Merit Badge

Spend the day observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, September 7 and 28, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Environmental Science Merit Badge

Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. 2 Sundays, September 21 and October 26, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Forestry Merit Badge

Earn your Forestry Merit badge as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take two daytime hikes to two locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal. Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

Learn how to study, protect, and conserve soil and water resources. Compare and investigate soils of The Morton Arboretum’s meadows, forests and wetlands. 2 Sundays, November 2 and 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.