Childrens and Family programs

Woodland Family Hikes (in person)

Explore the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections on guided hikes for participants of all ages.

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Explore seasonal themes on guided, family-paced hikes through the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections. Participants will hone their observation skills as they discover how trees support humans, animals, and other plants. Themes and locations visited change monthly.

March: Discover (and taste!) the fascinating cultural and natural history of maple trees during a maple tapping hike in the Arboretum’s East Woods.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum. Dress for the weather; layers are best!

Instructors: Laura Kamedulski, coordinator for youth and family programs, The Morton Arboretum; Emilian Geczi, manager of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

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: Recommended for families with children aged 4 and older.

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Instructors

Laura Kamedulski, coordinator for youth and family programs, The Morton Arboretum

Laura Kamedulski leads programs for early childhood ages and supervises the Arboretum’s youth volunteers. She is a forest therapy guide and enjoys helping people connect with trees, nature, and the land.

Emilian Geczi, manager of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

Emilian Geczi, PhD, manages the Arboretum’s early childhood and family programs, and he enjoys sharing the wonders of trees and nature with family program participants and Children’s Garden visitors.

What to Know

  • Dress for the weather.

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