Professional Development

Professional development

The 4th Landscape Below Ground Conference , presented by The Morton Arboretum and the International Society of Arboriculture on October 15-17, 2018, features the latest research on tree planting and care from the ground down.
Complete your National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S219 Ignition Operations training and take the next step towards NWCG Firing Boss certification at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Online component begins: Thursday, April 12, 2018. In person component: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday April 16, 17 and 18, 2018, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Be a part of advancing early childhood learning in nature through a summit for educators and researchers on play and learning in outdoor spaces at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will focus on the latest information and practice related to the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, as shared by leading designers and plant experts at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn more about common oak species, current pests, and diseases of oaks, and how to manage oaks in natural and urban landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ (SOLD OUT) Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter at The Morton Arboretum. NEW SECTION ADDED: In-person component on Friday, February 2, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Remaining sections are SOLD OUT.
As a steward, site manager, naturalist, or other natural resource leader, you may find giving talks and guided walks to the public is a daunting task! Polish your public speaking skills and gain confidence in working with people -- especially the difficult ones -- as you gain tips and tricks for strengthening your tours and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon

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