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Trees and Nature

Natural history

We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Hear from Danish artist Thomas Dambo, creator of the Arboretum's summer exhibit Troll Hunt. Dambo will share about his fascinating career making beautiful, fun, and inspirational pieces using reclaimed materials. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Grab a pair of waders and get your feet wet in the Arboretum’s creeks and wetlands. (CANCELED) Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Get outdoors with your family or friends this summer! New to camping? No problem. This class will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun and safe weekend under the stars at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Take a journey through a tree, from roots to leaves at The Morton Arboretum. THIS CLASS IS CANCELED. Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Hear two ornithologists debate each other about which bird should become the new democratically elected state bird of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Turn your yard into a sustainable, edible landscape using the design principles of permaculture in this two day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Two days: Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Discover and delight in the many ways trees have shaped the history of the United States, from industry and economics, to politics and war, to culture and literature at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, February 15 and 22, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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