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ACCA Economic Botany

Explore the complex relationship between plants and people! Economic botany is the study of plants that are used by humans for food, beverages, medicine, textiles, shelter and other uses. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 26-April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, (tbd)

Botanical Art with Pencil-Canceled

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 27-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

45 Million Years of Oak Evolution (in One Hour or Less)

Discover how oaks became such a diverse group of trees at The Morton Arboretum! Thursday, January 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Winter Wildlife Tracking

Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Sunday, February 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 8. Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Tuesday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 3-February 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography-Canceled

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, February 4. One section.

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Scratchboard is a very forgiving medium. Capture the textures of plants in winter by scratching out details such as delicate veins against a dark background at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 5-19, 9:30-12:30 p.m.