Natural Areas Conservation Training Program Orientation (Online or In-person)

Schedule and Location

In-person: Saturday, October 13, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

No Fee.  Class registration for in-person sessions includes admission to the Arboretum.

Course Description

A man and woman use tools to remove invasive plants in a prairie setting

Join us for a FREE orientation to the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program Orientation (formally the Woodland Stewardship Program) in ecological restoration. Get information on how you can volunteer to help make a difference in the woodlands, prairies, and wetlands in your community and at the Arboretum, and how our classes that include learning online and in the field can help you get started. Complete the online orientation (20 minutes) at anytime, or come to an in-person orientation at the Arboretum to discuss the education and volunteer aspects of the training program with the Arboretum’s Natural Areas Conservation Training Program, Trinity Pierce.

Notes: Limit 100 for the in-person session



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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations