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Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Tuesdays, June 9-August 11, 2015 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Bold, Beautiful Containers

Learn to create stunning containers and where to place them for maximum visual appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mudpies and Stone Soup 3-5 years

Enjoy stories, crafts, muddy games and play in this squishy, squashy, sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 10, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17,2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dragonflies in Art and Design

Dragonflies and Damselflies are beautiful insects that were used in a variety of artistic styles. We will explore asian art, sculpture, art deco and art nouveau as we study these amazing insects at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, June 10-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, June 13-20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Botanical Art in Garden Catalogs

Spend a summer afternoon learning about the artists and illustrations used in seed and garden catalogs beginning with the first English flower catalog from 1730 produced by Robert Furber at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.

Children’s Garden Campout

Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 12-Saturday June 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (rain date June 13-14).

Mixed Media with Natural Objects

In this class we will explore some techniques of Mixed Media: stained tissue paper, image transfer and Gesso resist at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.