Morton Arboretum

Established in 1922 as a place to protect, cultivate, and inform the public about the importance of trees, the Morton Arboretum has been a place to learn and enjoy nature for almost 100 years. 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, hike 16 miles of trails or take part in a number of planned programming.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

School

The Morton Arboretum offers tailored programs for grades PreK-12. Guided programs and additional guided labs are available in addition to self-guided options. Bring your school group to the Arboretum for a half day or full day experience. Self-guided groups are provided with suggested itineraries and other materials.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Trees, Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Geography.

contact info
Phone: 630-719-2468

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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Morton Arboretum

Established in 1922 as a place to protect, cultivate, and inform the public about the importance of trees, the Morton Arboretum has been a place to learn and enjoy nature for almost 100 years. 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, hike 16 miles of trails or take part in a number of planned programming.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

Scouts

The Morton Arboretum offers merit badge programs for boy and girl scouts led by certified merit badge counselors. Gain skills and knowledge about forestry, wildlife, history, and more among the trees of the Arboretum. Scouts may also enjoy hunting for hidden geocaches, finding new ways to recycle, spying on nighttime critters, and much more.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Trees, Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Geography.

contact info
Phone: 630-719-2468

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Morton Arboretum

Established in 1922 as a place to protect, cultivate, and inform the public about the importance of trees, the Morton Arboretum has been a place to learn and enjoy nature for almost 100 years. 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, hike 16 miles of trails or take part in a number of planned programming.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

Camp

The Morton Arboretum offers fun programs for camp groups during the summer. Inspire the explorer in all children on a guided adventure. Search for hidden geocaches, spy on nighttime critters, and uncover secret ways to recycle and save trees. Self-guided options are available as well.

topics covered:
Trees, Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Geography.

contact info
Phone: 630-719-2468

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Morton Arboretum

Established in 1922 as a place to protect, cultivate, and inform the public about the importance of trees, the Morton Arboretum has been a place to learn and enjoy nature for almost 100 years. 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, hike 16 miles of trails or take part in a number of planned programming.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

Homeschool

The Morton Arboretum offers tailored programs for grades PreK-12. Guided programs and additional guided labs are available in addition to self-guided options. Bring your school group to the Arboretum for a half day or full day experience. Self-guided groups are provided with suggested itineraries and other materials.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Trees, Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Geography.

contact info
Phone: 630-719-2468

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Online, Phone. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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