Plants of Wetlands

Schedule and Location

This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open April 2019.

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

A group of people are in a wetland area looking at plants.Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands. Explore the beauty and diversity of wetland plants, and discover how to identify them, where to find them, what plants they are commonly associated with. You’ll learn their different life cycles and gain a deeper appreciation the role and importance of plants in a functioning wetland ecosystem.  This class can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.

Instructor: Scott Kobal, plant ecologist, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy footwear. Limit 20
Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 7 CPDH credits for educators are available.

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Course Details

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.