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Outdoor Skills and Adventure

Connect with trees and nature and spend a night under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Arboretum during this adults-only nature retreat. This class has been CANCELED. Please check back on November 19 when registration opens for our Winter Nature Art and Writing Retreat.
Leave the leaf-peeping traffic behind and escape in a kayak where you can experience the vivid colors of fall's foliage from the waters of the Ned Brown Preserve in Busse Woods. This program has been CANCELED. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ron Nosek of Nature Education Programs brings his What 2 Know B4 You Go program to the Arboretum this summer. Learn skills you need to survive in the wilderness in this practical, hands-on workshop. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 to noon.
Discover the natural history of northeast Illinois as we cycle the roads of the Arboretum. (CANCELED) Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 (M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to receive a refund or transfer to another class.
Be prepared for the unexpected on your next outdoor adventure. Having a plan and being prepared with some essential survival skills can help you stay safe, even if things go wrong. Saturday, November 2, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Come nibble the new shoots of wild edible plants and taste how good spring can be at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
Get the skills you need to build a “sure-fire” campfire in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. This class has been canceled. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Get outdoors with your family or friends this summer! New to camping? No problem. This class will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun and safe weekend under the stars at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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