Plants of the Prairie

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats. Prairies in summer are at the peak of their bloom and color, with diverse wildflowers and grasses showing their distinctive beauty. Learn to identify plants important for prairie restoration during the growing season, and practice your identification skills in the field with guidance from a local plant expert. This class can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.

Instructor: Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk on wood chip paths. Limit 18.
Continuing Education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 6 CPDH credits for educators are available. 6 Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). 

Course number

W320

Schedule and Location

This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open April 2019.

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.