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Meditation and Essential Oils

Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Mondays, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12 or September 26, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, June 4-25, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or four Mondays, September 12-October 3, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 9, 2016, or Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Take a staycation at the Arboretum and learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Forest Explorers: Art in Nature 18-35 months

Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 6 through 27, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:45

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Tuesdays, September 6 through November 8, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

September: Invertebrate Investigators (Tree Science Investigators)

Examine the world of insects and their unique habitats at The Morton Arboretum. (The September section of Tree Science Investigators has been canceled) Four Wednesdays, September 7 through 28, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. This class is sold out, please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be wait listed. Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.

Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Two Sundays, September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and September 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Forest Explorers: Art in Nature 3-5 years

Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 8 through 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.