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Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community. This workshop is recommended for volunteers, stewards, and people who work in conservation, restoration and want to provide engaging education during programs, events, or work days. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape II: Creating Outdoor Spaces

Add instant curb appeal with a better understanding of how to unify your house with your site by creating outdoor rooms at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, February 21-March 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Birdhouse Workshop

Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home. Discover the perfect place for your bird house and explore some winter birds that live here at the Arboretum on a short walk through the woods. Saturday, February 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Geology Merit Badge

Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, February 22, 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. The Morton Arboretum herbarium is a wonderful reference tool for artists researching specific plants. 5 Mondays, February 23-March 23, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 pm.

Living with Coyotes, Wolves, and More

Learn about the current status of and research on the charismatic large mammals of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 26,11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 26-March 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Teacher Institute Day

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction into current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm.