Adult Opportunities

Tiny Trekkers

Introduce nature into your family experience in a class designed for babies and new parents.

Content Detail

Tiny Trekkers is an enchanting program designed specifically for parents who want to introduce their young children to the captivating beauty of the natural world. Our expert facilitators will lead you and your child on a stroller-friendly hike through The Morton Arboretum’s tree collections, and model safe and gentle invitations that empower you to connect with nature as a family.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Retta Hennessy, early childhood program instructor, The Morton Arboretum

Age: Infants and toddlers who are not walking independently yet, along with their adult companions.

Course number: Y083

Retta Hennessy, early childhood program instructor, The Morton Arboretum

Retta Hennessy has been on staff at the Children’s Garden at The Morton Arboretum since 2008. She is a long-time early childhood educator, with a master’s degree in education. She is also a Master Naturalist and the Arboretum has enabled her to share a love of teaching and nature with people of all ages. She believes the Arboretum provides a path for everyone to experience the beauty and healing opportunities that nature offers.

What to Know

Dress for the weather.  This program takes place outdoors. An adult must accompany the child.

Program Schedule

Section A: Monday, October 2, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Section B: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Section C: Friday, October 20, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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