Conservation education

The Morton Arboretum offers a wealth of educational opportunities.
The Morton Arboretum offers a wealth of educational opportunities in natural history and conservation, drawing on the work of its researchers and natural areas managers and on its woodlands, prairies and living collections.

Opportunities for learning range from one-session classes in topics such as bird watching and tree identification, to more intensive programs that lead to certificates, to training programs that prepare participants for satisfying volunteer work in conservation and stewardship. 

Learn about the natural world and how you can help with these programs

  • The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference 
  • Classes in natural history 
  • Classes on conservation & restoration topics 
  • Naturalist Certificate Program 
  • Ornithology Certificate Program 
  • Become an Openlands ™
  • Nature Photography Certificate Program 
  • Woodland Stewardship Program 
  • College botany classes for credit at 12 Chicago-area colleges and universities