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Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, June 13-20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mudpies and Stone Soup 3-5 years

Enjoy stories, crafts, muddy games and play in this squishy, squashy, sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 10, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Dragonflies in Art and Design

Dragonflies and Damselflies are beautiful insects that were used in a variety of artistic styles. We will explore asian art, sculpture, art deco and art nouveau as we study these amazing insects at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, June 11-25, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Children’s Garden Campout

Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 12-Saturday June 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (rain date June 13-14).

Botanical Art in Garden Catalogs

Spend a summer afternoon learning about the artists and illustrations used in seed and garden catalogs beginning with the first English flower catalog from 1730 produced by Robert Furber at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.

Mixed Media with Natural Objects

In this class we will explore some techniques of Mixed Media: stained tissue paper, image transfer and Gesso resist at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Squishy, Squashy-kindergarten

Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish. Learn about these wetland critters and develop artistic skill at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

NEW! Walk in the Wild-3rd-4th grade

Walk in the wild parts of the Arboretum and explore nature. Discover the differences between bees and wasps, go bird watching, and hunt for animal footprints at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers. Spy on wetland waders, and get to know the birds that live at the Arboretum and in your own backyard at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.