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FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Tuesdays, September 6 through November 8, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Going on a Leaf Hunt (3-5 years)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3; Tuesday, November 8; OR Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Meditation and Essential Oils

Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10 OR Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Going on a Leaf Hunt (18-35 months)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 2 OR Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3, OR Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Arboretum Running Tour

Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturdays, October 15, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.; November 12, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.; OR December 10, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Restoration and Wildlife

Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fermented Foods Series: Pickled Vegetables

Learn how to lacto-ferment vegetables in a salt brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Build Your Own Birdhouse

Attract birds to your backyard in this DIY workshop, in partnership with Chicago’s Rebuilding Exchange at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sandhill Crane Fall Migration Outing

Visit the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge to observe and learn about the fall migration of the sandhill cranes. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.