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Basic Plant ID (Online)

Schedule and Location

Fall 2019

Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Registration closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Online course available

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist,  gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started.

From the comfort of your home or office, use self-paced online learning modules to learn about plant identification. Slides narrated by an Arboretum plant expert and interactive, no-pressure quizzes will help you learn the vocabulary to name plants and describe their structures and life histories.

Plan to spend a total of about 90 minutes completing the online material.  Students will have access to online materials for 60 days. 

Want to take this class in-person at the Arboretum? Basic Plant ID (In-person)

Course number

W011

Instructor

Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist, The Morton Arboretum

Sharon Yiesla is a horticulturist of 30 plus years.  She has a B.S. in horticulture from Purdue and an M.S. from University of Illinois.  She has worked with University Extension in Missouri and with University of Illinois Extension and is currently the plant Knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum.

Course Details

Notes:

  • This class is held entirely online.
  • The online materials will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
  • Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days the course start date.
  • Limit 60

Requirements:

  • Participants must have access to the internet and know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
  • Participants must know how to send and receive email.
  • A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.

Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement of the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 2 CPDH credits for educators are available. 2 Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). 

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