Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems. We will study the dynamic role that wetlands, streams, and ponds play in regional ecosystems through classroom discussion and field study. Field experiences will include measuring indications of water quality through water and soil sampling and through inventories of aquatic invertebrates.
Instructor: Cyndi Duda, field ecologist, Witness Tree Native Landscapes or Scott Kobal, plant ecologist, DuPage County Forest Preserve District
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please wear shoes for walking on trails and uneven terrain that can get wet and dress for the weather. Limit 20
Recommended Text: Fresh Water by E.C. Pielou. $15.00 in the Arboretum Store.
Certificate Information: Naturalist Certificate requirement; may be used as a Photography Certificate Option (12 hours)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
2 Wednesdays, May 14 and 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 17 and 24, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
- Section A: Canceled
- Section B: 2 Wednesdays, May 14 and 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 17 and 24, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with Scott Kobal
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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