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45 Million Years of Oak Evolution (in One Hour or Less)

Discover how oaks became such a diverse group of trees at The Morton Arboretum! Thursday, January 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Winter Wildlife Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 8. Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 3-February 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Tuesday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, February 4. One section.

Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Scratchboard is a very forgiving medium. Capture the textures of plants in winter by scratching out details such as delicate veins against a dark background at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 5-19, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Film Noir: Influences in Nature Photography

Learn how to apply film noir elements to create black & white versions of your color nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 5-March 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Superstar Native Shrubs

Discover tough and attractive native shrubs that will make your garden pop at The Morton arboretum. Thursday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m