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Adult programs, Professional development

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Remnant natural areas act as genetic banks for plant, animal, and insect diversity. How are these critical habitats being managed for the future? Thursday, September 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, September 6-13. and September 27-October 11, 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

The conference will present the first draft of the Chicago Wilderness Oak Recovery Plan for review and comment at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday September 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Local Flora

Ever wanted to know the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in fall? Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 13-October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Intro to Botany

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. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chicago Wilderness Climate Clinic for Educators

Learn how to present important concepts about climate change in meaningful and accessible ways at this workshop October 14, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The program is especially designed for educators at museums, nature centers, forest preserves, park districts, public gardens and other nonformal environments. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.