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Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 8 through 12, July 13 through 17, or July 27 through 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stretch, squish, and squoosh some slime as you discover how plants and animals use slime, try out some recipes for slime, and put your slime to the test at ?The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 1 through 5; June 15 through 19; July 6 through 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m; or August 10 through 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered WHY? Find out as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Delve into why leaves change color, where rainbows come from, how fireflies glow, and other scientific mysteries at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 15 through 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Engineering and art collide as you take on building challenges and put your creativity to the test! Spend time exploring our latest art exhibit and build your own art from natural materials at The Morton Arboretum. June 22 through 26, July 20 through 24, or August 3 through 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Composting transforms food scraps and decaying plant material into nutritious plant food. Explore the amazing changes that happen in a compost bin, and make your own “compost stew,” with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team.
Can you solve the case of the missing acorn or the mystery of the toppled tree? Put your sleuthing skills to good use as you learn signs that animals leave behind and become a woodland detective at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, Monday through Friday, June 1 through 5, or July 6 through 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, July 27 through 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 1 through 5; June 15 through 19; July 6 through 10; July 20 through 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems. Learn navigation skills and how to build a shelter. Set up camp, fish, and make tools to explore and tame the wild. at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 1 through 5; June 15 through 19; July 6 through 10; July 20 through 24; or August 3 through 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What can you accomplish when you take on an eco-challenge? Build your leadership skills as you take on team building and STEM challenges in this camp, while exploring the natural world. at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 8 through 10; June 22 through 26; July 13 through 17; or August 10 through 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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