Adult Programs

Nature Beyond the Binary

Explore the diversity of biological expression in the natural world.

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Plants and animals offer up many different ways of being, becoming, and living. From intersex worms to flowers that transition sex overnight, nature is nonbinary! During this inclusive exploration at The Morton Arboretum, learn about and celebrate the amazing diversity found throughout nature.

Led by nonbinary nature enthusiast nateo carreno, this program will examine social, cultural, and scientific understandings of gender and explore the diversity of biological expression in the natural world.

This program is open to anyone who is looking to explore nature in an environment that is representative of all identities and expressions.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: nateo carreno, horticulturist

Age: 16 and older

Course number: N136


nateo carreno, horticulturist

nateo’s community disciplines are in soil remediation, plants, and nature. With those disciplines, they tend to the relational filaments between soil, nature, people, and queerness that a commitment to western and imperial ideologies has historically degraded.

What to Know

This program is held mostly indoors.

Nongendered restrooms are available at the Visitor Center.

Program Schedule

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Cudahy Room, Administration and Research Center


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