Natural Areas Conservation Training Program

Natural Areas Conservation Training Program

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open May 2019.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Online component begins: September 14, 2018. In-person component: September 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting September 14 through October 19, 2018. 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, September 21, or November 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, September 29, or November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in Summer 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 11 or November 6, 2018.
Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in June-August 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in April-May 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open April 2019.

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