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Adult Courses

Course List

  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available.
  • Explore the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies in this online class with The Morton Arboretum. Join dragonfly monitor Cindy Crosby for two interactive, live sessions, with an independent field study in between. Wednesday, July 8, and Friday, July 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Join us for digital Arboretum Yoga sessions. Maintain your health and well-being with yoga from the comfort of your home. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., June through September, 2020, or Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., June through September, 2020.
  • Make a difference in your own backyard with sustainable principles and practices that have a big impact on the planet.Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn about iNaturalist, a community science platform and global network of people like you making observations of their local nature. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees! Aerial yoga offers wonderful benefits to the mind, body and soul, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Select Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m., or Fridays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., July through September 2020.
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this online-only class from The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections are available: Thursday, June 11:Tuesday, July 14:Tuesday, August 11, or Monday, September 21, 2020, noon: Online materials available
  • In this three-part series, learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats. Three Tuesdays, July 14 through July 28, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Draw the tallgrass prairie, Illinois' most important native habitat. Learn more about this disappearing habitat while practicing your drawing skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Thursday, July 23, August 20, or September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available.
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Thursday, July 16, or September 10, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • On the three-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses and cultivate presence, with more time to deepen the healing interactions between people and the natural world. On select Mondays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon, July through September 2020.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of The Morton Arboretum. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. July 20 through September 20, 2020.
  • Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online course becomes available.
  • On the two-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses, cultivate presence and invite healing interactions between people and the natural world. Thursdays, July 23, August 6, or September 17, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn to call plants by their botanical names and discover their fascinating origins in this “at your own pace" online class. Tuesday, June 23, or Wednesday, July 22, or Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Online course available at noon.
  • 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. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials available, or Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials available.

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