Class listings

Plant Science Merit Badge

Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. Sundays, May 4 and June 8, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Monitoring and Managing Insect Pests

Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 5. One section.

Pond Explorers-18-35 months

Kids will use all of their senses to connect with nature’s springtime rhythms in this 4-week program about pond life at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, May 6-27, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Birding by Ear

Learn how to identify birds that you can hear, but not see at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 6-20, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Creating Advanced Color Compositions in Nature

The class will study color theory and color management to be used in creating compositions using color in nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, May 7-June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun tree and animal yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Dates vary starting May 7. Multiple sections.

Landscape Plants: Late Spring

Learn to recognize and grow a variety of small ornamental trees and shrubs, including crabapples, dogwoods, redbuds, that are at their peak in late spring and are appropriate choices for our regional landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 7-14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Digital Nature Photo Fundamentals II

This class is a continuation of the Digital Photography Fundamentals focusing more on the technology side of photography. Learn the different types of files, color management, flash basics as well as a comparison of software packages used in photography at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, May 8-June 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Spring

Learn to present the different structures, features, and associations of trees in spring artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, May 8-15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 8:00-11:00 a.m.