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Teen Courses

  • Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Hike through the west side of the Arboretum to study the environment and then design a construction plan to complete your environmental impact statement.Two Sundays, April 2 and April 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rain date April 22)
  • Explore The Morton Arboretum’s unique flora and fauna and discover why some species need to be protected. Two Saturdays, April 8 and May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. Two Sundays, April 9 and May 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Two Sundays, May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or July 24 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16 or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! From intricate birds nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Take a closer look at the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom and take on wild STEM building challenges at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 10 through 14, or July 24 through 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! Capture nature from a new angle! Take the time to play with mirrors, water, shadows, and light in this photography class. Participants must bring their own digital camera at The Morton Arboretum. July 10 through 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! From intricate birds nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Take a closer look at the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom and take on wild STEM building challenges at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 10 through 14, or July 24 through 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or July 24 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • What can you accomplish when you take on an eco-challenge? Build your leadership skills as you take on team building and STEM challenges in this camp, while exploring the natural world at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, July 17 through 21 or July 31 through August 4, 2017,9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.