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Certificate programs

Dig deeper into a topic you love in one of The Morton Arboretum's highly regarded certificate programs. Subjects and interests include botanical art and illustration, conservation and restoration, gardening and horticulture, natural history, nature photography, and ornithology.The Morton Arboretum provides certification in the following areas:
 

Botanical art and illustration 

See nature through the eyes of an artist, creating works that connect with trees and nature within the Arboretum’s Botanical Art and Illustration program. The program also offers a Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate, and, a Master’s Studio Certificate. LEARN MORE  
 

Conservation and restoration

Learn more about conservation and restoration from the experts at The Morton Arboretum. Plant trees and restore our urban forest and woodland treasures. Expand your knowledge of invasive plants, learn to develop a conservation site plan, or become a Woodland Steward or Openlands TreeKeeper™. learn more  
 

Gardening and horticulture 

Get the know-how to create a “wow” garden or pursue a Home Landscape Gardening Certificate within the Arboretum’s Horticulture and Gardening program.  LEARN MORE
 

Natural history

Get to know the flora and fauna in your neighborhood or dig deeper into the Arboretum’s Natural History program by working towards a Naturalist Certificate. Help conserve community forests by training to become a woodland steward within the Arboretum’s Woodland Stewardship Training Program.  LEARN MORE
 

Nature photography

Capture images of nature worthy of framing. Take your hobby to the next level within the Arboretum’s Nature Photography program and pursue a Nature Photography Certificate. LEARN MORE
 

Ornithology

Recognize backyard feathered visitors with knowledge from the Arboretum’s Ornithology program, or purse an Ornithology Certificate. LEARN MORE