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Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community. This workshop is recommended for volunteers, stewards, and people who work in conservation, restoration and want to provide engaging education during programs, events, or work days. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. The Morton Arboretum herbarium is a wonderful reference tool for artists researching specific plants. 5 Mondays, February 23-March 23, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 pm.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 26-March 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Living with Coyotes, Wolves, and More

Learn about the current status of and research on the charismatic large mammals of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 26,11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Teacher Institute Day

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction into current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm.

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet. Don’t crochet? No problem, you will only need to know one stitch. Learn to use wool as your “paint” and create a tree from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

2015 Central Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Ready! Set! Garden!

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Ready! Set! Garden!’ Some of the best writers and creative plantsmen in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.