Morton Arboretum

Established in 1922 as a place to protect, cultivate, and inform the public about the importance of trees, the Arboretum offers guided and self-guided programs. School groups hit the trail on an outdoor adventure, using their senses to investigate seeds, saplings, and the life cycle of trees. Activities outdoors and in the lab let older students form a hypothesis and then use scientific tools to study water, temperature, wind, and more. The Restoration Stewards program lets them volunteer with pulling weeds and seed gathering, while learning about woodland restoration. Groups can self-guide on the trails, and practice tree identification.
 
Contact Info
Address: 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532. DuPage County. Tel: 630-725-2118. Email: ksteele@mortonarb.org. Website: www.mortonarb.org. Hrs: Daily, Vary by season. See website. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue