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Tallgrass Prairie Ecology (Online Only)

Schedule and Location

Spring 2019

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central time: Registration closes
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019: 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available

 

Summer 2019

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central time: Registration closes
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Digitally explore the intricacies of the tallgrass prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems. Look at the history of this unique type of grassland from the descent of glaciers over the Midwest millions of years ago, to the introduction of John Deere’s famous plow, to where we are today. We will examine different types of prairie, explore the plant and animal communities of the prairie and discuss strategies specific to restoring prairies in this engaging online course. Come away with a better understanding of prairies, and key insights into how to restore their beauty.

Course number

W305

Instructor

Cindy Crosby, author, steward, and naturalist

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler or contributor to more than 20 books, including "The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and the forthcoming "Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit" (with Thomas Dean, 2019) . She is a prairie steward supervisor, a dragonfly monitor, a certified interpretive trainer with NAI, and a naturalist.

Course Details

Notes:

  • The course is held entirely online
  • The online materials will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
  • Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Limit 50

Requirements:

  • Participants must have access to the internet and know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
  • A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.
  • Participants must know how to send and receive email.

Continuing education: This class fulfills the Restoration Ecology elective for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 

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