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Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf. End the class with a stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 8 or Sunday November 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of The Morton Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 20, October 18 and November 15, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Holiday Centerpieces and Swags

Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant table centerpieces and swags at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: conference registration

Get information and resources to prepare your urban forest and your community for future climates at The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18–19, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. The changes underway in our climate are having profound effects on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. At the same time, the right trees in the right places can help communities cope with increases in stormwater and other looming effects of climate change. Learn how you can help your urban forest and your community handle these shifts. Registration is now open.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Meaning of Wilderness

Explore the meaning of the word “wilderness” in literature and in our use today at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.