Digitally explore the intricacies of the prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems. Look at the history of this unique type of grassland from the descent of glaciers over the Midwest millions of years ago, to the introduction of John Deere’s famous plow, to where we are today. We will examine different types of prairie, explore the plant and animal communities of the prairie and discuss strategies specific to restoring prairies in this engaging online course. Come away with a better understanding of prairies, and key insights into how to restore their beauty.
Instructor: Cindy Crosby, author, steward, and naturalist
Notes: The course is held entirely online and is expected to take approximately four hours. Students will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the first day they access the course. Limit 50.
Requirements: Must have access to the internet and provide an email address at registration. Must know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer) and how to send and receive email.
Prerequisite: Ecosystem Concepts (W040)
Continuing education: This class can be used to fill the “Pick one: Woodland, Wetland, or Prairie Ecology” requirement for the Woodland Stewardship Program.
Schedule and Location
Registration closes 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Online component begins Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Registration opens August 21, 2018.
Fees and Admission
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
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.