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Learn how community scientists are helping forecast changes to forests by tracking fall foliage. Friday, October 16, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of The Morton Arboretum. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 20 through September 28, 2020.
Hike the Arboretum’s lesser-known trails with a naturalist guide. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air while you learn about the history of the Arboretum and the plants and animals that call it home. Friday, October 9, November 13, or Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Locations vary.
Plants and animals offer up many different ways of being, becoming, and living. From intersex worms to flowers that transition sex overnight, nature is non-binary! During this fun and inclusive virtual exploration, learn about and celebrate the diversity found throughout nature. Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Grow your nature drawing skills under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, October 17 through November 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs. Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Access online self-paced materials (available for 60 days)
Family Fall Field Trips. Dates vary on Tuesdays or Thursdays in October, 2020, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a walk in the crisp autumn air with forest ecologist Dr. Christine Rollinson or research coordinator, phenology Brendon Reidy and take in the changing colors of the Arboretum’s trees. Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the many ways that plants can help you stay alive in the wild. Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Wilderness offers the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class online through The Morton Arboretum. Based on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) S-130 and S-190 courses, this two-day training covers the basics of such topics as fire behavior, controlled burn techniques, and smoke management. Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. central time: Online reading materials available, Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live Webinar

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