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Trees and Ecology

Intro to Ecological Restoration (Online and in-person)

Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 15, 2016. In person component: Two Thursdays, September 22 and 29, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fall Local Flora

Discover the names of the wildflowers covering the prairie and forest floor in fall at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fall Woodland Walk

Stroll through the colorful fall woodlands with an expert guide at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Wolves, Otters, and More: New Wildlife in Chicagoland

Discover new wildlife living in our forest preserves. Animals such as wolves and otters that had nearly been extirpated from Illinois have recently been reported in our forest preserves. Join wildlife biologist Chris Anchor to hear more about these animals - where are they coming from, their biology, and what to expect from our new neighbors. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, October 1 and November 5, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fall Tree Walk

Delight in the changing seasons during this educational walk among the Arboretum’s trees. Saturdays, October 1, 8, OR 15, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. OR Sundays, October 23 or 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Acorn Express Adventures: Homeschool Journey

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! The first Wednesday of each Month, April 6 through October 5, 2016 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

October: Become a Greenhouse Guru (Tree Science Investigators)

Visit the Arboretum greenhouses and get an up-close tour of plant production. Four Wednesdays, October 5 through 26, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

ID and Ecology of Woodland Trees (Online and In-person)

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 29, 2016. In-person component: Thursday October 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday October 8, 9:00 a.m. to noon.