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The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks. Take a geological journey through Earth, uncovering the layers below and identifying hidden fossils at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple dates and times.

NEW! Gotta Grow-1st-2nd grade

Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

NEW! Nocturnal Nature Art-7th-8th grade

Explore The Morton Arboretum at dusk. Use this unique perspective as inspiration for nature inspired art. Dates vary starting June 23. Multiple sections.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Summer Color and Year Round Interest

Explore the Arboretum’s seasonal displays and get tips for selecting colorful perennials that have interest in multiple seasons. Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Local Flora

Learn to identify summer woodland flowers before they bloom at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 18 or July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer Colors in Colored Pencil

Work with colored pencil and specimens from The Morton Arboretum to explore color theory. Saturday July 25-Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geochaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

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 3D Art-5th-8th grade

Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.