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CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training

Join us for a full-day training for landscapers, streets and sanitation technicians, and public works crews that will cover selection, planting, and care of trees in sessions led by local experts at The Park Ridge Service Center. Wednesday August 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, September 14 through October 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Thursdays, September 15 through October 13, 2016, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m or 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Sunrise/Sunset Yoga

Release tension in this soothing yoga class promoting deep, slow moving stretches and meditation for complete relaxation at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, August 3 or 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or Thursdays, August 4 or 25, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.

Girl Scout Camp Out in the Children's Garden

Join us for a camp-out designed especially for scouts at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 26th through Saturday August 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m

Botanical Art with Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, August 27 and September 10 through 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Creative Use of Light in Nature Photography

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the season at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced Bonsai

Bring your own bonsai and work under the supervision of an expert bonsai practitioner during this six-week course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bonsai for Beginners

Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Insect Study Merit Badge

Spend the day at The Morton Arboretum observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species. Two Sundays, August 28 and September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer Tree Walk

Enjoy a stroll along tree-lined trails with an Arboretum expert.Thursday, July 7, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.