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Trees and Ecology

Monarchs & Margaritas

Enjoy a margarita and chips and salsa while learning about the monarch butterflies’ amazing migration between Mexico and North America at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wetland Ecology

Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 16, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Family Explorers Backpack

Rent a self-guided family backpack that will enhance your visit to The Morton Arboretum. Daily, April-October, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Busy Bees 18-35 months

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore honeybees, their favorite flowers, and honey in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 13, Thursday, July 14 or Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Prairie Plant ID

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Two Tuesdays, July 19 through 26, 2016, and Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Busy Bees 3-5 years

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore honeybees, their favorite flowers, and honey in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12 or Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2016, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Invasive Species II - Online and in-person

Take your invasive species management skills to the next level, and learn to identify and manage the diverse invasive plant that threaten regional ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 21, 2016 (online class opens) Thursday, July 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (in person)

Full Moon Tram Tour

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, or Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.