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IOS 2015 Post-Conference Tour

This three day Post-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 22-24, 2015 and will travel from Chicago through the Indiana Dunes and its national park to the southwest Michigan beach region.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 22-November 19, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take hikes to different locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal as you earn your Mammal Merit Badge. Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Tree Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7 OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn

Check back here in November for the 2016 season.

Introduction to Landscape Design

In this introductory landscape design class, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 3-December 1, 2015 (no class November 24) , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2015-March 2016, 11:00-11:45 a.m.