Class listings

Winter Wildlife ID and Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 2-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Botanical Art with Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 2-February 23, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 3-24, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Gardening Success with Native Plants

Discover tough and attractive native plants that will make your garden pop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m

Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Capture the textures of plants in winter using graphite on white scratchboard at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 4-18, 2016, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

2016 Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Inspired by Nature

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Inspired by Nature.’ Saturday, February, 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Botanical Art with Pen & Ink

Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or 4 Saturdays, February 6-27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (sold out)

How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. 2 Sundays,December 13 and January 17, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or February 7 and March 6, 1:00-3:30 p.m.