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Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden. Learn the basics of composting, explore strategies for getting high quality compost in different situations and discuss equipment that can make composting at home easier at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Create an Altered Book

Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering. Altered books can be used for sketching and journaling. Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Mondays, May-June, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mondays, July-September, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 29-October 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Garden Harvest

Learn creative ways to prepare fall squash and pumpkin. Penny will demonstrate and share the tastes of the season at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sparrows of DuPage County

Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 4, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Nature photography allows you to document and express your delight in a season, flower, landscape, or insect. Gain an appreciation for the camera's technology and learn the basics of field notes, exposure, composition, and characteristics of light through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, practice in the field, and constructive critiques at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, October 1-15, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 3-10, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures: Homeschool Journey

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays September 2 or October 7, 2015, 9:30-10:15 a.m.