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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.

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.

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.

Growing Greens Indoors

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

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.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take two daytime hikes to two locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal. Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.