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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.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays February 1 and March 1, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 10-12:30 p.m. or 2 Sunday, December 14 and January 11, 10-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, December 14 and January 11, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Native American Folk Lore Merit Badge

Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn about the amazing way of life and history of the Pottawatomie people who once lived in Illinois. Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays February 1 and March 1, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, December 14 and January 11, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Geology Merit Badge

Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, February 22, 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.