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Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 9. Multiple sections.

Adobe Photoshop™ II

In this second course of the Photoshop series, participants will apply techniques from the first class to their own nature images and will use Photoshop tools to import optimally RAW images into Photoshop at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, May 19 and June 2-23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through The Morton Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about maintenance chores such as cutting back, pinching, deadheading, deadleafing, and disease and insect control on a wide variety of perennials Tuesday, May 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun tree and animal yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Dates vary starting May 7. Multiple sections.

Bird Conservation

Investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

The Grounds at Thornhill Education Center

Take a habitat history walk to view the historic Hawthorn collection, discover the meaning of the stained glass tree medallions in gentleman’s library (Founder’s Room), and learn more about the Morton family mansion and the transformation to Thornhill Education Center. Thursday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist at The Morton Arboretum and use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color and dimension. Monday-Friday. Dates vary starting June 16. Multiple sections.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun tree and animal yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Dates vary starting May 7. Multiple sections.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Field trips: PreK-kindergarten

Make outdoor science fun and engaging on a field trip through The Morton Arboretum. Guided and self-guided programs listed are for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten and are designed for student’s age five and up. Field trips are available during spring and fall school seasons.