Conversations About Conservation
LISLE, IL (January 29, 2013) – Meet with scientists and experts to learn about environmental and conservation issues at our upcoming Zone 5 Science Cafes. These casual, interactive discussions focus on what’s happening right here in the Chicago area.
Wetland Restoration in Urban Environments
Thursday, February 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
How do the practices and principles of wetland restoration need to change when you are restoring wetlands that are closely surrounded by houses, nature preserves and other types of land use? Join land managers and ecologists from The Morton Arboretum, The Wetlands Initiative and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to discuss what we can learn from recent wetland restorations in DuPage County. Share opportunities for deeper involvement.
The Language of Fire
Thursday, March 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join Tom Simpson, McHenry County Conservation District and Cindy Crosby, National Parks Ranger, steward, and poet, to explore the relationship between humans, fire and the Illinois landscape. Explore the history of fire and the ecological need for fire in our natural areas. Then delve into human relationships to fire through selections from nature literature.
The cost of each Zone 5 Science Café event is $5 for members and $6 for non-members plus admission. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided. Register online at mortonarb.org/education.
The 2013 rates are:
Adult: $12 ($8 on Wednesday), ages 18-64.
Senior: $11 ($7 on Wednesday), ages 65 and over.
Child: $9 ($6 on Wednesday), ages 2-17. Under age 2 is free.
Parking is free.
About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities and services for adults, children, professionals and communities. The Arboretum welcomes more than 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. Learn more at www.mortonarb.org.