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Natural Areas Conservation Training Program Orientation (In-Person)

Schedule and location


Registration will open November 19, 2019.

Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Founders Room, Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

No Fee.  Class registration for in-person sessions includes admission to the Arboretum.

Course description

Join us for a FREE orientation to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program in ecological restoration. Get information on how you can volunteer to help make a difference in the woodlands, prairies, and wetlands in your community and at the Arboretum, and how our classes that include learning online and in the field can help you get started. This in-person orientation at the Arboretum will be a chance to discuss the education and volunteer aspects of the training program with Arboretum staff.

Can’t make the in-person session? Access and registration for the online orientation will open October 21, 2019.

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Course details

  • Instructors: Megan Dunning, manager of adult learning programs, and Kurt Dreisilker, head of natural resources and collections horticulture, The Morton Arboretum
  • Notes: Held in-person and entirely indoors. Limit 20 for the in-person session

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Natural Areas Conservation Training Program Orientation (In-Person)