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Educators

Every tree counts
Can trees be used to teach science, math, reading, and writing principles? The answer: Yes!
 

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to include nature education in your classroom and meet other learning objectives at the same time. Enroll in courses that count toward CPDUs, or browse the teacher resources to receive practical tools to incorporate nature into your daily lesson plans.
 

Arbor Day in the classroom

Celebrate Arbor Day in your classroom! It’s easy as 1, 2, tree! Arbor Day is a holiday that promotes planting and protecting trees. Illinois celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. Learn more  
 

Classroom items for loan

Sterling Morton Library has many resources available to teachers, and, the Arboretum is a check-out site for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Learn more  
 

Learning for teachers

Teachers and educators, expand your knowledge and skills with courses that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU), or, pursue a graduate degree from Benedictine University that has roots at the Arboretum. LEARN MORE  
 

Online tree learning links

The experts at The Morton Arboretum have gathered a list of online resources for educators and teachers to find tools, materials, and curriculum ideas. learn more  
 

Vanishing Acts teacher’s guide

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is an exhibit at The Morton Arboretum that provides an interpretative lesson plan focused on the importance of endangered trees. A teacher's guide, and other resources, are available for this unique exhibit. Learn more