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Science Camp

Eric Carle’s Friends-kindergarten

Have you ever been as hungry as a caterpillar? Enter the whimsical world of Eric Carle as his characters come to life through stories, games, and crafts at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Young Impressionists-1st-2nd grade

Become a mini Monet! Explore the Arboretum for artistic inspiration and use impressionist techniques to create a masterpiece. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 11-15, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

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.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 27, 2016. Multiple sections.

Down in the Dirt-kindergarten

Discover the wonderful world of dirt! Dig for decomposers, make mud art, play games, and explore the exciting soil beneath our feet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2016, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Turtles and Tadpoles-kindergarten

How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016,9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

NEW! Eco-Challenge-7th-8th grade

Ants can carry fifty times their body weight, termites build mounds twenty-five feet tall, and bees can visit over one thousand flowers in a day. Find out what you can accomplish as you explore the habitats at the Arboretum and take on eco-challenges. 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.