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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.
Attend a 2 hour session at the Arboretum to learn botanical vocabulary and plant ID skills with the guidance of an Arboretum plant expert.
The in-person session will include time both indoors and outdoors, so please dress for the weather.
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Refund requests must be submitted to the registrar by email ([email protected]) or by phone (630-719-2468) one full business day prior to the program start date. If the registration fee is $25.00 or more, the registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge. If the registration fee is less than $25.00, the registration fee will be refunded in full.
Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable within 24 hours the program’s start date. The Morton Arboretum cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.
Students will be issued a full refund in the event that The Morton Arboretum cancels a class for any reason.
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When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through plant collections, science and conservation,...
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis,...
Saturday May 15th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Herbaceous plants occupy prairies, wetlands, forest understories, and many other habitats. The identifying characteristics of this diverse group of plants are often quite different from...
Saturday May 8th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This vocabulary will...
Thursday May 13th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. We will discuss the base-level chemistry required for understanding the world of plants. Labs will be modified for at-home completion. Required Text:...
Thursday Jun 3rd, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard - ONLINE This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections...
Tuesday Jun 8th, 11am - 12pm Eastern Time
This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Learn to identify native and introduced herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they appear in summer, and get to know plants that may be found in fields, on roadsides, and in woodlands and...
Thursday Jun 10th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(5 sessions)
How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches? Explore subjects such as the plant cell; anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves; photosynthesis; and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria. A supply list will...
Wednesday May 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(12 sessions)
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development. Plant identification can be a challenge in the spring, as many plants are just beginning to emerge. In this half-day workshop, we will head out onto the prairie to look at species that are in bloom in the spring as well as the early leaves and identifying features of plants...
Saturday May 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time
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