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Woodland Stewardship Program

  • Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this hands-on primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, and safety at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 24, 2017, and In person component: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • First Aid and CPR class will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while working at the Arboretum. Wednesday, January 25, or February 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or Thursday, January 26, or February 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting February 16, 2017. Multiple sections.
  • Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Online component begins: Friday, March 3, 2017. In person component: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and In person component: Two Tuesdays, March 14 and March 28, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Online only. Friday, February 10, 2017, or In person only. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants. Learn how to bring seeds out of stratification, plant in seed trays and transplant seedlings at The Morton Arbortum. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Learn how to use interpretation to help volunteers and team members make a stronger connection to place at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. .
  • 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: April 2, 2017, In person component: Sunday April 9, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers that cover the woodland floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, April 28, 2017, In person component: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify spring prairie plants in their early stages of development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, May 4, 2017, In person component: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum.Thursday, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, May 18, 2017, In-person component: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Online only. Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, Online session begins: Friday, June 2, 2017
  • 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.
  • Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 24 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.