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Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chicago Wilderness Climate Clinic for Educators

Learn how to present important concepts about climate change in meaningful and accessible ways at this workshop October 14, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The program is especially designed for educators at museums, nature centers, forest preserves, park districts, public gardens and other nonformal environments. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

T101 NGSS in Your Backyard

Join Arboretum scientists for an introduction to various tree and environmental science disciplines and discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, October 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 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.