Gain a new perspective on our local woodlands, wetlands, and prairies in this field-based ecological monitoring class. Explore the relationships between species and habitats by assessing three example target species, looking at both plants and animals, evaluating their habitat needs, and the impact they may have on each other. We will also demonstrate several techniques that local agencies use to monitor plants, streams, birds, frogs, butterflies, and more. Interactive discussions will help the class better understand the pressures on our natural areas and how we can all play a role in their preservation.
Instructor: Denis Kania, manager of natural areas, St. Charles Park District, and Renae Frigo, naturalist, Glen Ellyn Park District
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress to be outdoors for each session and wear comfortable walking shoes. Activities will include walking over uneven terrain, walking off-trail, and uphill; some field exercises will occur at night. Limit 18
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle, clipboard, and writing tools. Binoculars will be useful.
Certificate information: May be used as a Naturalist Certificate, Ornithology Certificate and WSP elective (12 hours)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
2 Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 26-May 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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