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Lifelong Learning

Glass Pumpkin Workshops: Visiting Artist Series (Sold Out)

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 12-16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: Midwest Collection

Explore our newest collection of plants native to the Midwest at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum near Chicago. Conference highlights will include presentations from many of the world’s leading oak researchers; opportunities to discuss and contribute to ongoing work in oak conservation worldwide; workshops in oak collecting, collections management, oak-focused botanical art and other topics; tours of the Arboretum’s world-renowned oak collection; and a seed exchange. Register today!

Nature at Night Tram Tour (sold out)

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, (canceled due to the threat of server weather) or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Off-Trail Nature Explorations

Discover strategies and tools for observing and enjoying nature in the woodlands and prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 22-November 19, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

IOS 2015 Post-Conference Tour

This three day Post-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 22-24, 2015 and will travel from Chicago through the Indiana Dunes and its national park to the southwest Michigan beach region.

Photographing Trees: Oaks, Maples and More

Learn to photograph trees. Take artistic advantage of the challenges and opportunities the brilliant colors of the autumn canopy present, and learn to capture different fall tree structures and features accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, October 22-29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Tree Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m