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Nature Photography-5th-8th grade

Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing. Enjoy stories, games, and fishing trips to the Arboretum’s best spots at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

NEW! Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to investigate the tiniest plants and animals that inhabit the Earth. Discover how the nearly invisible organisms are essential to every ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

NEW! Down in the Dirt-kindergarten

Discover the wonderful world of dirt! Dig for decomposers, make mud art, play games and explore the exciting soil beneath our feet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiply Sections.

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension. Learn about different artists’ techniques and create your own nature-related artwork to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Biking Adventure-7th-8th grade

Embark on a biking adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Traverse nine miles of paved roads and learn different ways to navigate. Make awesome discoveries and uncover new trails. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, July 13-August 10, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Dinos, Ginkgos, and Me-kindergarten

Travel back to the dinosaur age! Discover different dinosaurs; learn what they ate, where they lived, and the trees that grew when dinosaurs were alive at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

NEW! Plant Detectives-1st-2nd grade

Discover the fascinating world of plants in this hands-on, investigative camp! Play games, sing songs and participate in hands-on experiments about the plants and trees all around us at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.