Intro to Ecological Restoration (Online and in-person)

Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration. Ecological restoration is a process for improving the quality of our regional forests, water, air, and biodiversity. Engage with experts in natural resource conservation and fellow participants and volunteers to challenge your assumptions and have conversations about ecological restoration. Explore what we mean when we say ecological restoration, examples in concept and practice, and discuss the implications of this work. The program will include both online learning modules and in-person discussions; additional online material will be available between the first and second in-person sessions.

Instructor: Kurt Dreisilker, head of natural resources, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held online, indoors, and outdoors. Please dress for the weather during the outdoor session with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy foot wear. This class will consist of two in person meetings with an online module completed during the two weeks in between.
Limit 20.
Requirements: Must have access to the internet through computer or mobile device.  Must know how to use a web browser and word processor, how to send and receive email, and how to locate a file and attach it to an email.

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Registration closes 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Online component begins: Wednesday,  July 12, 2017
In person component: Two Wednesdays, July 19 and Aug 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In person sessions meet at the Thornhill Education Center


Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$25.00 members
$34.00 nonmembers

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.