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Lifelong Learning

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.

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.

Creating Outdoor Living Spaces

Add instant appeal to your home by organizing your yard and creating outdoor living spaces at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) 3 Thursdays, February 25-March 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness will offer two spring sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. (Space available)Thursday, February 25-Friday,February 26, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton arboretum. Saturday January 16, or Saturday February 13 or 27, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2016 ,6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2016,1:00-3:30 p.m.

Teacher Institute Day 2016- The ART(s) of Engaging Students in Science

Observe, Draw, Read and Write with your students to engage them in science content at The Morton Arboretum.Friday, March 4, 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. This workshop is sold out. To be added to a waiting list please contact the registration office (

Visiting Artist Series Acrylic Stroke-Free: A New Watercolor

Add to your repertoire of techniques with a new approach to acrylics that will bring nature to life on your canvas at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.