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NEW! Walk in the Wild-3rd-4th grade

Walk in the wild parts of the Arboretum and explore nature. Discover the differences between bees and wasps, go bird watching, and hunt for animal footprints at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Magic School Bus Adventures-1st-2nd grade

Join “Ms. Frizzle” on her latest adventure. Learn about plants, water and bugs through hands-on experiments and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things. From coyotes to spiders, to hawks and raccoons, discover the not-so-scary wild things that live in our woodland at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for. Create your own fairy and fairy house and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Summer in Black and White-Canceled

Black and White photography in the summer is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, July 9-16, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 1:00pm

Children’s Garden Campout

Join us for a campout designed especially for families at The Morton Arboretum! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun. Friday, July 10-Saturday July 11, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants as they are emerging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.