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Courses for Children

Course List

  • Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure. Adults will also receive tips to continue exploration at home! Four Tuesdays, September 1 through 22, 2020 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and participate in nature-related activities. Adults will receive tips to continue exploration at home! Four Thursdays, September 3 through 24, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Explore how garden plants provide us with fresh and seasonal ingredients for our tables, through storytimes, short hikes, and delicious bakes to take home! Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Saturdays, November 7 and December 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs. Select Weekdays in October and November 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs.Select Weekdays in October and November 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Search for signs of animals and learn how life adapts to the changing seasons in these two-week nature discovery programs. Two Wednesdays, December 2 and 9, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.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. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and January 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, December 20, 2020 and January 17, 2021, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 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. Sundays December 20, 2020 and Sunday, January 17, 2021,0 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and Sunday, January 3, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Use a topographic map to determine elevation. Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Learn all about using handheld GPS units, strengthen your map and compass skills, find geocaches at the Arboretum, and discover local geocaches. Two Sundays, March 21, and April 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.