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Adult programs, Conservation and restoration

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 19. One section.

Plant Monitoring 101-Canceled

Learn how to monitor your landscape to see what kind of plants and how many plants you have by developing simple monitoring programs. Sunday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Wetland Conservation & Management

This course will explore the variety of wetland types and functions, and emphasize the diverse hydrological, biological and physical interactions that occur within wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 9. One section.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 9-30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. & Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 13-August 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.