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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. In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 10-12:30 p.m. or 2 Sunday, December 14 and January 11, 10-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Arctic Animal Adventures

Explore The Morton Arboretum and learn the secrets of winter animals. Discover how they find food, keep warm and survive the Illinois winters. Monday, December 29, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Winter Weather Watchers

Explore the wonders of winter weather at The Morton Arboretum. Discover the amazing science behind crystals and snowflakes, participate in wintery weather experiments, and create snowy art projects. Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Outdoor Explorers

Bundle up and explore The Morton Arboretum in winter! We will trek through the trees and search for animals, play games and make awesome wintery crafts. Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.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 25, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays February 1 and March 1, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 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.