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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Discover Forest Therapy, a research based approach to mindfully experiencing nature, with leading practitioners and authors at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Use your heart, mind and hands to partner with nature by exploring expressive art created from the forest in this five-day forest therapy immersion at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019, times vary.
World-renowned herbalist and healer Rosita Arvigo brings her wisdom to the world of forest therapy at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Sunday, August 25 through Thursday, August 29, 2019 times vary.
Learn to identify the less common trees and shrubs found in the state of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 9, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Saturday, September 21, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:00 p.m., or Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available
Join Richard Powers, critically acclaimed author of The Overstory, which received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for a compelling talk on the powerful connections that exist between people and trees at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas. Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn the human history of the local land before European settlement on this guided hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 to 2:30, or Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Take your plant exploration indoors with a night of nature-themed board games at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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