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Shimpaku Juniper

Shimpaku Junipers make an excellent choice for bonsai as they are very hardy, long-lived and tolerant of adverse conditions.  These trees have attractive year-round foliage with dark greenneedles that are soft to the touch.  They are outdoor trees that will need winter protection.  A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home.

Instructor:  Ivan Watters   
Recommended Audience: All levels welcome.
Notes: A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home. Limit 12.     

Upcycled Wall Art

Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Conifers: Spruce & Pine

Learn the basics or refine your tree with guest artist, Andy Smith at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tiger Bark Ficus

This introductory bonsai workshop will focus on simple styling and hands on experience at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.

Feathers and Scales

What do a turtle and a hawk have in common? Discover the amazing adaptations of birds and reptiles as you examine turtle shells, hawk feathers, snake sheds, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 11, 2016.

Outdoor Adventures-3rd-4th grade

Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Three sections.

NEW! Environmental Avengers-7th-8th grade

Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.