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Teacher classes and workshops

Upcoming Fall Workshops

 

Seasonal Classes

The Morton Arboretum provides teacher workshops and ongoing courses for educators that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPDH). The list below includes the courses in which teachers can earn CPDHs.  To view all current Teacher Classes (CPDU) and other Professional Development courses go to Class listings: Professional development.

 

Field Ecology

Study the ecology of Illinois and explore the relationships between plants, animals, and their environment. Explore the methods and techniques used to analyze, evaluate, and characterize ecological systems in the field. All four classes are required but are not sequential.

Course number: N011, N012, N013, N014

Credits: 12 hours, 12 CPDHs

Illinois State Learning Standards

State Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems

State Goal 12:  Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences

 

 

Tree Identification and Ecology (Natural Areas Track)

Deepen your understanding of the trees you see every day. You will examine 70 - 80 native and introduced trees, studying leaves, fruit, bark, and tree silhouettes to learn the skills to identify them while developing an understanding of their habitats and ecology.

Course number: N242

Credits: 16 hours, 16 CPDHs

Illinois State Learning Standards

State Goal 12:  Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences

 

Introduction to Botany

Study life cycles, structures, and functions of plants. Class includes both lectures to introduce concepts and lab sessions in which you explore the science of plants.

Course number: N234

Credits: 18 hours, 18 CPDHs

Illinois State Learning Standards

State Goal 12:  Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences