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Children and Family Programs

Nature Merit Badge (in person)

Earn your Nature Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum!

Content Detail

Explore The Morton Arboretum’s flora and fauna and discover why some species need to be protected. Learn how animals, plants, and soil are interconnected while meeting the requirements of the Nature Merit Badge.

This program meets on-site at the Arboretum.

Instructor: education program guide

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Age: 11 to 17


Education program guide

What to Know

Required reading: Nature Merit Badge Booklet

Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for Boy Scouts working on their merit badge requirements.

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.

Be prepared to walk on wood-chipped trails.

Bring a notebook and pen.

Program Schedule

This program includes all of the following meeting times.

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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