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Professional Development

Professional development

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ 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. Online component available beginning January 19 or 26, 2018. In-person component occurs Saturdays, January 27, or February 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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
Explore the science and practice of forest therapy at The Morton Arboretum! Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will feature the latest information and practice on the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants from the best speakers and plant experts in the business. Thursday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2017
Expand your grass identification skills in this expert workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Improve long-term results by choosing strong contenders for your urban sites during this two-day workshop for urban forestry professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, (CANCELED) July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Please Note: June 16 class has moved to the Administration Building. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Get continuous color in your garden all summer long at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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