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Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 13-17, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Fall

Take artistic advantage of the challenges and opportunities the brilliant colors of the autumn canopy present, and learn to capture different fall tree structures and features accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, October 14-21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Chicago Wilderness Climate Clinic for Educators

Learn how to present important concepts about climate change in meaningful and accessible ways at this workshop October 14, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The program is especially designed for educators at museums, nature centers, forest preserves, park districts, public gardens and other nonformal environments. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Growing Greens Indoors

This winter, grow your salad indoors at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Gain an appreciation for the camera's technology and learn the basics of field notes, exposure, composition, and characteristics of light through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, practice in the field, and constructive critiques at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 17. Two sections.

Tree Pose Yoga

Come experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays in September and October, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, October 16-23, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Waterfowl at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes

Hone your waterfowl identification skills as you explore this magnificent wetland restoration with The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.