All Courses

Course List

  • Backyard Conservation

    Backyard Conservation
    Make a difference in your own backyard with simple ideas that have a big impact on the planet. Learn how you can have an attractive, functional, outdoor space that your family--as well as the birds and the butterflies--can enjoy at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Candlelight Yoga

    End your day with a peaceful candlelit yoga class that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January, 10, February 7, or March 14 2019, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Botanical Names Demystified (Online Only)

    Learn to call plants by their botanical names through The Morton Arboretum. Online course begins Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 26, or Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Bird Walks

    Bird Walks
    Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, November 17, 2018 through March 16, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Navigating with a Map and Compass

    Navigating with a Map and Compass
    Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 16, 2019, noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 26, or Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Edible Gardening Workshop Series

    Edible Gardening Workshop Series
    Join us for the annual Edible Gardening Workshop Series held each spring at The Morton Arboretum! Each week, gardening experts will share practical tips on growing your own food and inspire you with new ways to create beautiful, productive, edible gardens. Select Saturday, March 16, 23, 30 or April 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Geocaching Merit Badge

    Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 17, and April 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Simply Sweet Family Hike

    Join us on a family-friendly syrup stroll through the woods to explore the history of maple tapping at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 16, or Sunday, March 17, 2019, times vary.
  • Site Planning for Invasive Species (Online Only)

    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 through The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Trees! (3–5 years)

    Explore clouds, sunshine, rain and...trees in this sensory-based program all about weather at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday March 12, or Thursday March 14, or Wednesday March 20, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Force of Nature: One Man’s Mission to Save Every Inch of Illinois Nature

    Force of Nature: One Man’s Mission to Save Every Inch of Illinois Nature
    Join the author of the new biography, Force of Nature: George Fell, Founder of the Natural Areas Movement, to be inspired by the story of this Illinois conservation visionary at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hike and Yoga

    Feel your best and focus on total body health and well-being with a short hike outdoors, followed by a warming indoor yoga class at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., or Thursday, February 21, or March 21, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Trees! (18–35 months)

    Explore clouds, sunshine, rain and...trees in this sensory-based program all about weather at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday March 13, or Tuesday March 19, or Thursday March 21, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Trolls After Dark Night Hike

    Trolls After Dark Night Hike
    Grab a flashlight and hit the trail for a night of troll hunting at The Morton Arboretum! Select Thursdays and times, March 21 through May 2.
  • Applying Herbicides in Natural Areas

    Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon. This class will be offered again in Winter 2020.
  • Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)

    Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum Days and locations vary starting Monday March 11 through Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Intro to Ecological Restoration (Online and in-person)

    Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019, for Thursday, March 28, 2019: Online materials available, Saturday April 6, and Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In person sessions meet.
  • Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts

    It’s time to start your landscape projects for spring! With a little help, you can create a well-designed landscape that will look good for years to come at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Tallgrass Prairie Ecology (Online Only)

    Digitally explore the intricacies of the prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Register now: for class starting Thursday, March 28, 2019. Registration opens February 19, 2019: for class starting June 26, 2019.
  • Photographing Orchids

    Create photographic portraits of exotic orchids in this artistic photography workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Two Days: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 26, or Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Tool-Sharpening Workshop

    Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen. Arboretum horticulturist Katrina Lewin will explain how properly maintained tools will make a difference for both you and for your plants. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • More Youth and Family Programs

    Please check our Calendar of events for more youth and family programs.
  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 26, or Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Grow Great Tomatoes

    Grow Great Tomatoes
    Improve your tomato success with guidance from horticulturist Kat Haberman at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Geology Merit Badge

    Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Nature in Colored Pencil

    Capture nature in colored pencil. Discover how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, April 2 through 23, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Woodland Ecology (Online Only)

    Woodland Ecology (Online Only)
    Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Registration will open on February 19, 2019, for Thursday, April 4, 2019: Online course becomes available

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