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Adult programs

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape for Life

Landscape For Life™ instructs gardeners and those interested in landscape sustainability how to transform a traditional landscape into a beautiful and healthy environment that also benefits the surrounding community at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, September 15-22 and 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers®

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 15-October 6,2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor

You will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, September 16-Oct. 14, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Learn key care techniques to keep your perennial garden looking its best throughout the growing season at The Morton arboretum. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.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, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Composition in Nature

Learn to capture the "physicality" of a scene - its shapes, textures, and forms - through composition, which is a cornerstone of photography at the Morton Arboretum. Friday, September. 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 19-Sunday, September 20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Nature at Night Tram Tour

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.