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Lifelong Learning

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Perennials for a Changing Future.' Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, January 12, Saturday, February 11, or Sunday, March 12, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a brief history of trees in America with naturalist Cindy Crosby. at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. Five Thursdays, January 19 through February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn how and why to save your own seeds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, or Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.