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Join us for a FREE orientation to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program in ecological restoration. Available online anytime.
Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Learn best practices for structural pruning and get hands-on practice with a combination of online and in-person classes at The Morton Arboretum. All sections: Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Access online self-paced materials (available for 60 days). In-Person session meets from Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 9:00 to noon, or Saturday, November 14, 2020, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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)
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.
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment. Wednesday, Dates vary starting September 23 or December 1, 2020.
Experience Tai Chi this summer at The Morton Arboretum. Move your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Tai Chi masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Twice monthly on Wednesdays, September 16 through December 30, 2020
Learn to assess the invasive species issues at a site, and set priorities for efficiently and effectively managing invasive species in this engaging online class. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Access online self-paced materials (available for 60 days). Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Live class discussion via zoom
Search for signs of animals and learn how life adapts to the changing seasons in these two-week nature discovery programs. Two Wednesdays, December 2 and 9, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT Plant-Animal Interactions is the study of the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals. Wednesdays, September 9 through, December 2. 2020, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Lab and field work: Select Saturdays September 12 through November 28, 2020 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Make a set of personalized notecards using watercolor from the comfort of your home. Thursday, December 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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