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Plant Science Merit Badge

Schedule and location

Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.   

Three days: Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday April 23, 2020, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$50.00 member
$58.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. This class will concentrate on the field botany requirements for the Plant Science Merit Badge. Participants will visit the arboretum’s Herbarium during the second class session.

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Course details

  • Notes: Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Plant Science Merit Badge Booklet

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