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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

CELEBRATE ARBOR WEEK AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (April 9, 2013) – Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at The Morton Arboretum through a full week of activities, April 21-28, including planting a tree on the Arboretum grounds with Curious George, busting myths at EcoFest and the annual Arbor Day Plant Sale.
 
"Celebrating Arbor Day is a way to teach our children—and remind adults, too—why trees matter and encourage them to plant and care for trees throughout their lifetimes," says Lesley Kolaya, manager of youth and family programs.

ART IN ACTION AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Live demonstrations take center stage at this year’s Nature Artists’ Guild spring exhibit at The Morton Arboretum.

"LOOKING UP" TO CREATE A GREENER, HEALTHIER, MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Climb a tree and watch professional arborist demonstrations at "Looking Up," The Morton Arboretum's Annual Dinner Party held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6 p.m.

ARBOR DAY 10K HELPS THE MORTON ARBORETUM PLANT, PROTECT TREES

LISLE, IL (February 27, 2013) – Help The Morton Arboretum plant and protect trees by participating in the 3rd annual Arbor Day 10K run Sunday, April 21, 2013.
 
“It’s a challenging and picturesque course that winds over rolling terrain and through early spring woodlands,” says Pete Linsner, a past 10K participant. David Marin, a fellow runner, adds that he enjoys the challenge of this particular course. “The hills make the course interesting, and you really have to pace yourself.

NEW, INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STERLING MORTON LIBRARY

The Sterling Morton Library is turning 50! To celebrate, the library is launching a new exhibit titled Tales and Treasures, showcasing 50 rare and unique objects from the library’s collections.

BIG BUGS ARE INVADING THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Descending around Meadow Lake this Mother’s Day weekend will be David Rogers’ Big Bugs. The exhibit will be open from May 10 to September 8 and will be free with Arboretum admission.

UNWIND AFTER WORK WITH WEDNESDAYS, WOODS & WINE

Grab your friends and co-workers and take in the scenic views of Meadow Lake as we gather in the Ginkgo Restaurant on Wednesdays, February 20 through March 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for The Morton Arboretum’s Wednesdays, Woods & Wine.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM ACHIEVES MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.

GROUNDHOG DAZE AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (January 21, 2013) – Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, your family can celebrate Groundhog Day with The Morton Arboretum’s Children’s Garden.
 
Join us February 2 and 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for our self-guided Groundhog Daze.

ENROLL NOW FOR SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (January 18, 2013) – Expand your child’s mind this summer with interactive, outdoor adventures during The Morton Arboretum’s Summer Science Camp. Kids will come face-to-face with bugs and birds, create art and sharpen their survival skills through our more than 100 exciting hands-on camps.
 
Week-long science camps run from June 10-August 9, excluding the week of July 4. Camps are available for ages 5 through 8th grade.

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