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Conservation and Restoration

Bird Monitoring Techniques

Learn to monitor bird populations for conservation at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Wetland Plant ID

Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum.Three Wednesdays, June 15 through 29, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Invasive Species I: Online and in-person

Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online class: begins Thursday, July 7. In-person class: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wetland Ecology

Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 16, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Prairie Plant ID

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Two Tuesdays, July 19 through 26, 2016, and Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Invasive Species II - Online and in-person

Take your invasive species management skills to the next level, and learn to identify and manage the diverse invasive plant that threaten regional ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 21, 2016 (online class opens) Thursday, July 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (in person)

Natural Areas Management

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, or Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.