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Magic School Bus Adventures-1st-2nd grade

Join “Ms. Frizzle” on her latest adventure. Learn about plants, water and bugs through hands-on experiments and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Summer in Black and White

Black and White photography in the summer is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, July 9-16, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 1:00pm

Conservation Biology

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Children’s Garden Campout

Join us for a campout designed especially for families at The Morton Arboretum! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun. Friday, July 10-Saturday July 11, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Summer Nature Hike

Spend the morning strolling in the cool shade of the gently rolling hills of the Arboretum’s East Woods and discover our beautiful native woodlands. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gardening for Fragrance

Summer gardens can be a feast for all of the senses - including scent! Tour the Arboretum’s Fragrance Garden and discover shrubs, trees, and perennials that offer sweet fragrances for our region. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Story Time under the Oak Tree: Aerial Family Program

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon bonding in the branches as you and your little ones gently sway from oak branches suspended in a colorful aerial yoga hammock at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, June 27 or July 11, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants as they are emerging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-August 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.