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Trees and Ecology

Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 15, May 20, or June 17, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food. Observe beautiful birds and fluttering butterflies up close at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 17 through 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 10 through 14, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Get ready for some boot-sloshin’ fun! Go fishing at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or July 10 through 14, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Monday through Friday, 21 June 19 through 23, or July 17 through 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! From intricate birds nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Take a closer look at the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom and take on wild STEM building challenges at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 10 through 14, or July 24 through 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, trudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home. at The Morton Arboretum.Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, July 17 through 21, or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum.Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, July 17 through 21, or July 24 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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 Saturdays, April 8, 2017. Multiple sections.