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Trees and Ecology

November and December: Beat the Heat (Tree Science Investigators)

Discover how plants and animals are adapted to stay warm at The Morton Arboretum. Five Wednesdays, November 2 through 16, and December 7 through 14, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (no class on November 23 and 30).

Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walks

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Monday October 3, 2016. Multiple sections.

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays OR Fridays, November through January (except November 25 and January 18), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Glacial History Bike Tour

Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. OR Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Going on a Leaf Hunt (3-5 years)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3; Tuesday, November 8; OR Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Going on a Leaf Hunt (18-35 months)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 2 OR Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Arboretum Running Tour

Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturdays, October 15, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.; November 12, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.; OR December 10, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Sandhill Crane Fall Migration Outing

Visit the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge to observe and learn about the fall migration of the sandhill cranes. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds.Saturdays, October 8 or November 12, 2016, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Reading the Tallgrass Prairie

Illinois is nicknamed "The Prairie State." Yet, what is a tallgrass prairie, and why does prairie matter? Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.