Schedule and location
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 p.m. central time: Online course becomes available. Register Now
Tuesday, August 4, 2020: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. central time: Live discussion via Zoom
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m. central time: Online course becomes available. Register Now
Tuesday, September 22, 2020: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. central time: Live discussion via Zoom
Fees and Registration
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
NOTE: Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the day before the class begins.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region. Managing invasive plants is one of the most common restoration tasks. Learn to identify the characteristics of common invasive plants and describe their impacts on the landscape; discuss invasive plant ecology, and learn to which control methods are best suited to each plant.
In this online class, the self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace, and includes e-learning modules with interactive reading, images, video, and knowledge checks. A live discussion with your instructor and other participants via zoom video conferencing is also included in the course.
"Mary Zaander works to restore native ecosystems at Witness Tree Native Landscapes as owner and manager, her vocation for 22 years. Her ecosystem education began as a volunteer in the late 1980’s, continued with a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University and is ongoing today both professionally and as a volunteer.
- This class is held entirely online. The online materials will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
- Registration closes five hours before online materials become available. Participants will have access to online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
- Limit 50
- Participants must have access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
- A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.
- Prerequisites: Basic Plant ID (W011 or W010) or previous experience with plant identification recommended.
- Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.)