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Woodland Stewardship Program

Woodland Stewardship Program

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 16, 2017
Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, October 27, 2017, In person component: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 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. Wednesday, October 25, or Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Open to current Arboretum Natural Resources volunteers only. Join the Natural Resources staff at The Morton Arboretum and other natural resource volunteers for a guided tour of the expansive Nachusa Grasslands. Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, October 6, 2017, In-person component: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn identification and ecology of the fish, turtles, and crayfish found in the rivers of northern Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Online component begins: Friday, Aug 11, 2017, In person component: Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 14, 2017, In-person component: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary with online component starting Tuesday September 5, or Tuesday November 7, 2017. Multiply sections.

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