Join us for a FREE orientation to the Woodland Stewardship Program in ecological restoration. Get information on how you can volunteer to help make a difference in the woodlands, prairies, and wetlands in your community and at the Arboretum, and how our classes that include learning online and in the field can help you get started. Complete the online orientation (20 minutes) at anytime, or come to an in-person orientation at the Arboretum to discuss the education and volunteer aspects of the training program with the Arboretum’s Woodland Stewardship Program Coordinator, Trinity Pierce.
Notes: Limit 100 for the in-person session
Schedule and Location
In-person only: (registration opens May 22)
Thornhill Education Center
- Section A: In-person. Thursday, August 2, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- Section B: In-person. Saturday, October 13, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
- Online only: Click here to access the online orientation.
Fees and Admission
No Fee. Class registration for in-person sessions includes admission to the Arboretum.
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 the 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