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  • The woodland habitat is so much more than a bunch of trees. Get a “behind the scenes” look at life in the woods on this guided walk with an Arboretum naturalist.Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • 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: Thursday, September 14, 2017, In-person component: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Capture the graceful curve of fall leaves and boughs, the delightful color of berries, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Turn your garden bounty or farmer’s market haul into delicious seasonal meals. Learn the benefits of eating foods in season, as well as how to store and prepare them to maintain their optimal nutrition and flavor at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! . Summer session: Mondays, July through September (except August 21 and September 4),10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or Fall session: Mondays, October, 2 through 30, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. (CANCELED) Thursdays, August 24 through October 31, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. In-person: Thursday, August 24, or Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Online anytime.
  • Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Summer tour: Saturdays, September 16, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Fall tours: October 14: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., or November 11, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, and November 4, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! The first Wednesday of each Month, April 5 Through October 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Design for the middle distance using shrubs that thrive in the upper Midwest at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, October 6, 2017, In-person component: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night, when no one is around at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Summer: Wednesday, September 6; or Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., or (SOLD OUT) Fall: Thursday, October 5, or Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Explore the world of dragonflies and other insects under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 5 and 12, or two Saturdays, October 7 and 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, October 7 through 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • What can we learn from a 100-year-old oak at The Morton Arboretum? Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Sundays, September 24 and October 29, or Two Saturdays, October 7 and November 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Have fresh herbs on hand all winter long, and take home a cutting to get your garden started at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Oaks are widely regarded for their longevity, strength, importance to wildlife, and economic value. This October, learn the eventful history of the magnificent oak and why this special tree is the backbone of many forests.
  • Whether you need tree ID skills for professional purposes or for personal enjoyment, this workshop will build your skills so you can use it confidently to identify unknown trees on your own at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 8, 2017, noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Join an expert photographer for golden hour, that magical moment just before sunset when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Try out this sampler session of aerial yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees at The Morton Arboretum! Please note: Some sections are sold out. Tuesdays, August 15 and 22, or Wednesdays, August 9 and 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Sections added for October 5 and 8.
  • Discover how bats and bugs are connected, and become a bat for a day at The Morton Arboretum! Thursday, October 5, Tuesday, October 10, or Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Marlene Donnelly returns to the Arboretum for this weekend workshop in the use of pastel dust. Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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