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Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

NEW! Environmental Avengers-7th-8th grade

Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walks

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Mondays, June 20 through September 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., select Wednesdays, June 15 through August 17, or select Saturdays, June 25 through September 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wetland Plant ID

Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum.Three Wednesdays, June 15 through 29, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Adult Coloring Night

Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 18, July 16, or August 20, 2016, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Plant Lover’s Delight: Historic Estate Garden Tour

Enjoy a tour of the two acre gardens at the historic Milne home built in 1842 in Lockport. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Visiting Artist Series: Drawing Trees in Pastel

Apply pastel techniques to the challenging subject of trees in the landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walks

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Mondays, June 20 through September 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., select Wednesdays, June 15 through August 17, or select Saturdays, June 25 through September 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.