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Lifelong Learning

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, February 17-March 2, 2016, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Beyond Brush Cutting: Interpretation for Natural Resource Leaders

Learn how to use interpretation to help volunteers and team members make a stronger connection to place at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 16 (sold out) or February 20 (space available), 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2106, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. 4 Mondays, February 22-March 21, 2016, 6:30- 9:30 pm.

Winter Pruning

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. (sold out)

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. All sections are sold out. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Securing the Future of Trees

Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director of the Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum will invite you to explore how the scientists in the Center for Tree Science work to catalyze research and training for the future of trees and people. Wednesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum.4 Wednesdays, February 24-March 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Draw inspiration from historical victory gardens and grow your own food this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.