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Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

Help shape the Chicago Wilderness oak recovery plan at The Morton Arboretum Restoration Conference: Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region, September 11-12, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL. Watch this space for further details.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

Register now for this conference, November 18–19, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. This conference explores the changes underway in our climate and the effects they are likely to have on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. This conference is aimed at municipal foresters and other local officials; arborists; landscape contractors; landscape architects; and other professionals who own, care for, or plan for trees. It will take place at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.

ISAM Field Tour

Professor Dennis Fulbright will lead a tour on the Arboretum groups continuing the discussion of the workshop topics of the day before. Friday, May 16, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Bird Conservation

In this class at The Morton Arboretum, investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Teacher Institute Day - NGSS in Your Backyard

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction to forest ecology and woody plant breeding followed by a discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Conservation Site Planning

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves at The Morton arboretum. 5 Saturdays, January 25-February 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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