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Forest Explorers: Art in Nature 3-5 years

Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 8 through 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. This class is sold out, please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be wait listed. Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Backyard Prairie Plantings in Six Easy Steps

Add prairie plantings to your backyard—no matter the size. Learn the six easy steps to success at The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. Four Sundays, September 11 through 25 and October 2, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aviana Aerial Tree Yoga

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience aerial yoga at The Morton Arboretum! Dates and times vary starting September 7, 2016. Multiple sections.

Trees of Illinois I

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 26, 2016, or Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A.C.C.A. Economic Botany

Explore the complex relationship between plants and people at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, September 12 through November 21, 2016, 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. and, Saturday, September 24 and October 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 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. Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Openlands TreeKeepers at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Eight days: Four Tuesdays, September 1​3​ through October ​4​, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and four Saturdays, September ​17​ through October​ 8​, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.