All Courses

Course List

  • Reclaimed Keepsake Box Workshop

    Turn a cigar box into a one-of-a-kind keepsake box using reclaimed materials at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Two days, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Forest Therapy: Art in the Forest

    This forest therapy walk intertwines art and Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday July 21, Monday August 13, or Sunday September 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

    Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Saturdays or Mondays, May 21, through September 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Garden Rescue Series

    Learn about the pesky visitors that pop up in your garden uninvited at The Morton Arboretum. Find out what qualifies as a weed; Combat Weeds on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or find out what qualifies as a pest; Combat Pets on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Full Moon Aerial Tree Yoga

    Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees and underneath the Full Moon at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 27, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., or Sunday, August 26, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., or Monday September 24, 2018, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Natural History Bike Tour

    Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Friday, July 13, or July 27, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

    Learn the basics of how to use your new DSLR camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Preserving the Harvest

    Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Prairie Ethnobotany

    Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Bird Portraits: Acrylic on Wood

    Lindsay Sandbothe returns for a two-day, intermediate/advanced workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Two days, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Beasts at Bedtime: The Environmental Wisdom of Children's Literature with Author Liam Heneghan

    Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape

    We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • More Youth and Family Programs

    Please check our Calendar of events for more youth and family programs.
  • More Youth and Family Programs

    Please check our Calendar of events for more youth and family programs.
  • Wetland Ecology

    Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Woodland Trees (Online and In-person)

    Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, August 3, 2018. In-person component: Friday, August 10, or Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dragonfly and Damselfly ID

    Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Friday, August 3, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Arboretum Yoga

    Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on select Wednesdays or Thursdays, May through September, 2018.
  • Children's Workshop: Bonsai

    The PSBS 2018 bonsai master, Frank Mihalic will work with the children to create their own Bonsai. Frank will help each child style and wire a Shimpaku Juniper at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Forest Explorers: Forest Friends (18–35 months)

    Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure. Adults will also receive tips to continue exploration at home at The Morton Arboretum! Four Tuesdays, September 4 through 25, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Bring Your Own Tree Workshop Featuring Frank Mihalic

    In this workshop the PSBS 2018 bonsai master, Frank Mihalic, will work with you on your own trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August. 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Woodland Stewardship Program Orientation (Online or In-person)

    Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., or Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m., or online only.
  • Flowering Pear and Crabapple Workshop

    This workshop is for up to 10 students from beginner to intermediate skill level at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Know Your Natives

    Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants you’re likely to encounter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Procumbens Juniper Workshop

    This beginner to intermediate class will feature Procumbens Juniper. The primary focus of this workshop will be what to look for in creating bonsai; design and wiring will all be covered at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Great Hikes in Literature

    Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Field Grown Fir Tree Workshop

    This workshop features a selection field grown Douglas and Corkbark fir trees. The primary focus on this workshop will be on initial styling, including determining the height and new leader as well as wiring and branch selection. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Silver Bonsai Pendant Workshop

    This workshop is open to all skill levels and Artistic abilities. You DO NOT have to be an Artist to take this workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday. August. 5, 2018 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Basic Tree ID

    Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Jun 8 through October 6, 2018. Multiple sections.
  • Forest Explorers: Forest Friends (3–5 years)

    Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure. Adults will also receive tips to continue exploration at home at The Morton Arboretum! Four Thursdays, September 6 through 27, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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