Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. From the comfort of your home or office, use new, self-paced online learning modules to learn about plant identification. These narrated slides and interactive, no-pressure quizzes will help you learn the vocabulary to name plants and describe their structures and life histories. Then attend a one-day, 2 hour session at the Arboretum to apply these skills in the field while learning how to use a variety of field guides and tools with the guidance of an Arboretum plant expert. Whether you are a gardener, naturalist, artist, or natural resources specialist or volunteer, this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started.
Instructor: Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held online, indoors, and outdoors. Please dress for the weather during the outdoor session. Limit 20.
Requirements: Must have access to the internet through a computer device. Must know how to use a web browser and how to send and receive email.
Continuing education: 3 CPDHs for educators available.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2017
Online component begins: Thursday, May 4, 2017
In person component: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
ONLINE: Register now
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.