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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.

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.

Planting a Rainbow-kindergarten

Explore the colors of the rainbow while learning about trees and other plants at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Monarchs & Margaritas

Enjoy a margarita and chips and salsa while learning about the monarch butterflies’ amazing migration between Mexico and North America at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wetland Ecology

Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 16, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum.Wednesdays, September 11 or 18, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 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 21-23 or July 19-21, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.