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Lifelong Learning

Creative Use of Light in Nature Photography

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the season at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Take a staycation at the Arboretum and learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Tuesdays, September 6 through November 8, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Basic Nature Photography

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 7, 2016

Arboretum Uncorked: Fall

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting that harkens nature’s basic elements of wood and water or create an early autumn arrangement in an adorable little pail at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 24, or Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Independent Plant Breeders Conference 2016 Biennial Meeting

Ornamental plant breeders, horticulture marketing experts, and gardening brands come together Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9 (welcome reception on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) to connect face to face and share information to get new plants into the industry at The Morton Arboretum.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, or Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds.Saturdays, October 8 or November 12, 2016, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.