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A Week of Wetlands-5th-6th grade

Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, drudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 20.

NEW! Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to investigate the tiniest plants and animals that inhabit the Earth. Discover how the nearly invisible organisms are essential to every ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

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.

Turtles & Tadpoles-kindergarten

How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple dates.

The Hidden Life of Ferns

Be enchanted by the beauty, delicacy, and intricate biology of ferns at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Shorebird Identification

Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds at The Morton arboretum.Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Adult Summer Camp

Are you looking for a fun project to create while your children are in summer camp at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple section. Dates vary starting August 3.

Family Campout Adventure

Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn and get ready for a summer night filled with fun. Bring your tent, fishing pole and hiking boots at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 24-Saturday July 25, 2015 or Friday, August 7-Saturday, August 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Nature Photography-5th-8th grade

Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Camping Out-1st-2nd grade

Gear up for a daytime camping excursion! Learn how to pitch a tent, fish, and make s’mores. Enjoy nature games, hikes, and songs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.