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Lifelong Learning

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

Explore how special natural places can inspire future generations with author Kathryn Aalto at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold out) Wednesday, March 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2106, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Intermediate Nature Photography

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, March 17-31, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, March 19-26, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Go-To Perennials

Discover tried-and-true perennials to make your garden pop this year at The Morton Arboretum.Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30-9:00 p.m

Foundation Plantings

Learn foundation plants to enhance your home, make it more welcoming, and tie it to the surrounding landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spring Bird Walk

Explore the spring landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, March 19, April 16 or May 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop: Landscapes

Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. All sections are sold out. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Beginning Birdwatching

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II: Advanced Watermedia techniques

We will work on advanced techniques such as dry brush and background techniques used in botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, March 30-April 6, and April 20-27, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.