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Adult Courses

Course List

  • 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 class, celebrate all things blue in the garden! Panetone’s color of the year is classic blue. But true blue is an elusive color in the garden. Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available. Sunday, Aug 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: In person session meets
  • Discover the edible plants that grow wild among us! Monday, August 24, 2020, 4:00 to 5:30 p.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 27, 2020, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. Five Saturdays, August 29, through , September 26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Experience Tai Chi this summer at The Morton Arboretum. Move your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Tai Chi masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, day, August 26, or September 30, 2020
  • The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Basic Urban Forestry and Chainsaw Workshops: The Richmond workshop for April 7 and 8 has been canceled. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to transfer to the Montgomery workshop on September 1 and 2, or to receive a refund.
  • 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.
  • Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the award-winning public radio show and podcast, Cultivating Place, about women who are creating change in the world through careers in horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Presented in partnership with C2ST.org. The health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and employees continue to be the top priority for The Morton Arboretum. Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, this class been CANCELLED.

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