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Teacher Institute Day

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction into current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm.

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays or Fridays, November-March, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

2015 Central Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Ready! Set! Garden!

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Ready! Set! Garden!’ Some of the best writers and creative plantsmen in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Gnome Homes

Take a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, then create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton arboretum! Saturdays and Sundays November-February, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet. Don’t crochet? No problem, you will only need to know one stitch. Learn to use wool as your “paint” and create a tree from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

New Invaders Watch Training Program

Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy Furniture

Create furniture and accessories fit for a Fairy. Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative fairy house for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.