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Trees and Ecology

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.

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.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 13 through October 4, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.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.

Forestry Merit Badge

Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark.Two Sundays, October 9 and November 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take hikes to different locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal as you earn your Mammal Merit Badge. Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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).

January: Tree Tech (Tree Science Investigators)

Examine different ways to use technology to connect with trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, January 4 through 25, 2017 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

February: Focused on the Forest (Tree Science Investigators)

Discover the unique characteristics of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, February 1 through 22, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

March: Avian Adventures (Tree Science Investigators)

Examine the mechanics of bird flight and feeding at The Morton Arboretum. Five Wednesdays, March 1 through 29, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.