Sumi-e is the Japanese word for “black ink painting” a style of art in which the brush strokes capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.Three Thursdays, October 8 through 22, 2020, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Join an expert photographer as the sun sinks low in the sky. Capture those magical sunset moments when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow and slowly fades into darkness.Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal themes on guided, family-paced hikes through the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections. New themes and dates added monthly. Select days in October through December, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
On the three-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses and cultivate presence, with more time to deepen the healing interactions between people and the natural world. On select Mondays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., October 12, November 9, and December 7, 2020
Learn to call plants by their botanical names and discover the fascinating origins of names in this self-paced online class. Tuesday, September 22, or Thursday October 15, November 19, or December 17, 2020. Access online self-paced materials (available for 60 days).
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants in this online, self-paced class. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started.
Thursday, September 24, October 15, November 19, or December 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: central time: Access online self-paced materials
Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this online-only class from The Morton Arboretum. D: Thursday, October 15, Thursday, November 19, or Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. central time: Access online self-paced materials (available for 60 days)
On the two-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses, cultivate presence and invite healing interactions between people and the natural world. Thursdays, September 17 through December 10, 2020, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.