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Beginning Birdwatching

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II: Advanced Watermedia techniques

We will work on advanced techniques such as dry brush and background techniques used in botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, March 30-April 6, and April 20-27, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2015-March 2016, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Gnome Homes

After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Available Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. November 2015-March 2016

Weather Merit Badge

Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A.C.C.A. Field Botany

Join Matt Lobdell, Head of Collections and Curator at The Morton Arboretum, for an introduction to the plant diversity of the Chicago region. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 12-May 5, 6-8:30 p.m., and May 10-26 3:00-8:30 p.m.

Spring Bird Walk

Explore the spring landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, March 19, April 16 or May 21, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Spend time at The Morton Arboretum searching for and identifying reptiles and amphibians while earning your merit badge. 2 Saturdays, April 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 2016, and May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Plant Science Merit Badge

Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. 2 Sundays, April 24, and May 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.