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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.

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Three sections.

Feathers and Scales

What do a turtle and a hawk have in common? Discover the amazing adaptations of birds and reptiles as you examine turtle shells, hawk feathers, snake sheds, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 11, 2016.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016. 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

Outdoor Adventures-3rd-4th grade

Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Shorebird Identification

Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds at The Morton arboretum.Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 14, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Adult Coloring Night

Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

100 Years of the National Parks

Celebrate 100 years of the National Parks and learn great places to see trees at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 11, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Beautiful Butterflies 18-35 months

Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based class. We’ll dress up like butterflies, sip some nectar and play butterfly seek and find at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 10 or Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.