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Adult programs

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Faux Finishes as Foundations

Learning simple faux finishing techniques such as sponging and blending we will create a background for your artwork at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 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.

Designing a Contemplative Garden

Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, Aug 23-30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. 5 Sundays, August 24 and September 7-28, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Plants in Watercolor I

Add to your color illustration skills by learning this traditional medium at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, August 27-September 23 and October 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Night Passage: Perils of Migration

Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. 2 Tuesdays, September 2-9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

ACCA Introduction to Soil Science

Explore the interactions between soil, organisms, and the environment through lectures, laboratory, and field exercises at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-December 3, 5:30–7:00 p.m.