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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.

History of Oaks in Northern Illinois

Learn why oaks are critical to healthy woodlands and what makes them a “keystone” species at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Portfolio Seminar

Recommended for new certificate students and graduating students to prepare for the juried portfolio requirement of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden. Learn the basics of composting, explore strategies for getting high quality compost in different situations and discuss equipment that can make composting at home easier at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of a stem, the fall of a leaf, or the lightness of a cloud using Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour

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.

Create an Altered Book

Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering. Altered books can be used for sketching and journaling. Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 29-October 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.