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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.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016 Multiple sections.

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Three 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.

Nature Photography-5th-8th grade

Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, May 13 or June 10, or Saturdays, May 28 or June 18, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Night Spies-5th-6th grade

What happens outside when people are fast asleep? Head out on a twilight hike to study the night stars, track animals, catch fireflies, and listen for creatures of the night at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-24 or July 18-22, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Cold-blooded Creatures-7th-8th grade

Whether covered in scales, shells, or warts, these creatures are a fascinating find. Discover the world of herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.