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Lifelong Learning

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Full Moon Tram Tour (sold out)

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7, OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn

Check back here in November for the 2016 season.