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Merit Badge Classes

Please check back on July 15 for our Fall Merit Badge classes.

Photographing Dragonflies & Damselflies

Learn to identify the dragonflies and damselflies that fill the summer air and then photograph them with an expert’s assistance at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 15-July 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, July 18-25, 2015, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Melon Madness-3-5 years

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore the sweetness of melons in this tasty program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 7 or Wednesday, July 15 or Thursday, July 16, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Oaks, Insects, and Animals

Discover the animals and insects that use oaks for food and shelter at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest? Discover woodland plants and animals. Create your own fairy and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks. Take a geological journey through Earth, uncovering the layers below and identifying hidden fossils at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple dates and times.

Amazing Race-7th-8th grade

Learn survival skills while trekking through The Morton Arboretum. Explore woodlands, wetlands, and the prairie, discover how these ecosystems function, and figure out clues to win the race. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

NEW! Gotta Grow-1st-2nd grade

Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.