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Woodland Ecology (Online Only)

Schedule and location

Fall 

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central time: Registration closes
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available 

 

Winter 

Registration will open Tuesday, November 19, 2020.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central time: Registration closes
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available

 

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

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

Course description

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems. Woodlands and savannas once covered vast stretches of the Great Lakes region. Today, these ecosystems are threatened by encroaching development, invasive species, and pollution. Discuss the principles of woodland ecology underlying restoration practice, learn about sites that represent different stages of restoration, and explore the controversies surrounding management of these systems in an engaging online course.

In this online class, the self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace.

Course number

W302

Instructor

Greg Rajsky, True Nature Consulting

Greg Rajsky has been engaged in ecological restoration since 1990 and has been teaching classes for the Morton Arboretum since 1996. An avid field botanist and ecologist, he consults with local property owners to help them understand, conserve, and maintain natural habitats. He stewards several sites in the region.

Course details

Notes:

  • The course is held entirely online
  • The online materials will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
  • Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Limit 50

Requirements:

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

Continuing education: This class fulfills the Restoration Ecology elective of the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.)

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Woodland Ecology (Online Only)