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Trees and Nature

Natural history

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to share the natural world with others in this intensive workshop format at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) July 29, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Online materials become available. Four days, Saturday through Tuesday, August 10 through 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: In-person sessions meet.
Plants and animals offer up many different ways of being, becoming, and living. From intersex worms to flowers that transition sex overnight, nature is nonbinary! Learn about and celebrate nature in this fun walking tour around the Arboretum's Nature Connects exhibition. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Meet an amazing group of animals seldom seen--snakes at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Spend an evening learning about Illinois’ native bats, and then go outside and use specialized microphones to hear the bats swooping around the Arboretum skies. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Become an effective science communicator. Science communication is a vital component of the scientific process. Online course dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; September 3 to November 26, 2019.
Learn to identify the endangered rusty patched bumblebee so you can participate in a bee blitz on Schulenberg Prairie. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Bee Blitz on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grab a drink and a friend and take an evening stroll with an Arboretum expert to learn more about the nature behind the Nature Connects sculptures. Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 to 8:30 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.
Ride the tram with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees. CANCELED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019, 7:00 TO 8:30 P.M. A new date has not been determined as of today. To receive a refund please call the registrar at 630-719-2468.
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.

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