Class listings

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, noon: U.S. Central time: Online materials become available. Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet at Lake in the Hills Fen, and Sunday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet at Pleasant Valley Conservation area,
Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., or Monday, July 15, 2019, 4:00 to 6:00 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.
Grow your own bouquet! Get traditional and nontraditional ideas on which flowers to plant in a cut-flower garden at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn the theory and practice of habitat restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 1 through May 22, 2019. April 1 through 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and April 29 through May 22, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. (SOLD OUT) Two Wednesdays, May 22 and June 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Grab a flashlight and hit the trail for a night of troll hunting at The Morton Arboretum! Thursday, May 23, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Thursdays, May 23 and June 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Asian carp frequently makes headlines for the threat it poses to Lake Michigan and our waterways. What do we know about the impact this invader--and others like it--is having on our native landscape? (CANCELED) Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Study the masters of minimalist photography and learn to create your own evocative nature compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays, May 30, June 6, and June 13, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, June 1 and 8, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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