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Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden. This online class is perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Central
Learn about the new invasive plants and forest pests of Illinois and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region. Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Central time): Attend live session online
Join us for digital Arboretum Yoga sessions. Maintain your health and well-being with yoga from the comfort of your home. Mondays, February 15 through June 28, 2021, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.​, or Wednesday, February 17 through June 30, 2021, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Improve your photography skills as you learn to observe nearby nature through your camera lens in this hands-on workshop. Everyday moments take on new meaning when you look at them with the eye of an observer. Three days: Wednesdays, June 2 and 9, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Central time) Online and Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. to noon In-Person
Bring the prairie to your doorstep! Turn a corner of your home landscape into a pocket-size prairie. Wednesday and Friday, June 9 and 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central
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, June 10 to 24, 2021, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central
Learn about iNaturalist, a community science platform and global network of people like you making observations of their local nature.. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central
Take a virtual stroll through the Arboretum's gardens with horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, and load up on practical tips and inspiration for this growing season. Thursday, May 13, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Section B: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Central
Learn the nuts and bolts of excellent nature writing and improve your wordsmithing skills in this online course from The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 17, 2021: Access Tree Learning online materials at noon Central, and Three Thursdays, June 24, July1 and July 8: attend live Zoom Sessions, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Central
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! Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Can a black-and-white photograph communicate the vibrancy of nature as well as--or even better than--color? In this workshop, nature photographer Mike Baker makes the case for black-and-white landscape nature photography. Three days: Wednesdays, June 23 and 30, 2021: Live Zoom session, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Central time), and Saturday, June 26, 2021: In-Person, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Central time)
Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum.September 8 – December 1, 2021
Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this self-guided online class from The Morton Arboretum. Access self-paced materials online within one hour of registration. Available for 60 days.
Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems. Access self-paced materials online within one hour of registration. Available for 60 days.
Join us for a FREE orientation to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program in ecological restoration. In this online class, the self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace. Access self-paced materials online within one hour of registration. Available for 60 days.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region. Access self-paced materials online within one hour of registration. 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. Register now and start learning right away. Available for 60 days.