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Woodland Conservation & Management

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make woodland steward. Put that knowledge into practice through hands-on training on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 4. One section.

Composition in Nature

Learn to capture the "physicality" of a scene - its shapes, textures, and forms - through composition, which is a cornerstone of photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, September 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, September 6-13, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Happy Harvest-3-5 years

Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, September 4-25, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Natural Areas Management

Remnant natural areas act as genetic banks for plant, animal, and insect diversity. How are these critical habitats being managed for the future? Thursday, September 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New! Stroller-Based Fitness

Come experience The Morton Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Fridays, September-October, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

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. 5 Saturdays, September 6-13. and September 27-October 11, 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness is pleased to offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday-Friday, September 4-5, or Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Insect Study Merit Badge

Spend the day observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, September 7 and 28, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ACCA Introduction to Soil Science

Explore the interactions between soil, organisms, and the environment through lectures, laboratory, and field exercises at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-December 3, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Fall Warbler Workshop

Enjoy the fall warbler migration while learning a methodical approach to dealing with fall plumages, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and alternate feeding approaches at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.