Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats. Field exploration, lecture, reading, and discussion are featured in this dynamic class.
Instructor: Scott Kobal, ecologist, DuPage County Forest Preserve District, and Cyndi Duda, field ecologist, Witness Tree Native Landscapes
Notes: The class will go outside; please come prepared for the weather and for winter hiking on trails in each class session. Limit 20
Required Text: Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology by Peter Marchand, $24.95, available in The Arboretum Store.
Certificate Information: Naturalist Certificate Requirement; Photography, WSTP Elective (12 hours)
Educator opportunity: 12 CPDUs available
2 Wednesdays, January 15 and 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, January 18 and 25, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 4 Thursdays, January 23-February 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Section A: Starting January 15 with Scott Kobal
- Section B: Starting January 23 with Cyndi Duda
Thornhill Education Center
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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