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Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw with Colored Pencil

Explore colored pencil and what make it a perfect medium for botanical art at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 23, 2016.

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, January 24-February 21, 2016, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Native American Folk Lore Merit Badge

Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn about the amazing way of life and history of the Pottawatomie people who once lived in Illinois. Sunday, January 24th,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton arboretum. Saturday January 16, or Saturday February 13 or 27, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

A.C.C.A. Plant–Animal Interactions

Study the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, January 27-May 4, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Gourmet Botany

Explore the botany of your favorite culinary indulgences at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Landscape Design Basics

Begin the process of designing a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, January 28-February 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Landscape Trees

Learn to identify common trees that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot camera or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.