Natural Areas Conservation Training N-ACT Program

What’s so “hot” about soil ecology? Grab a grown-up hot chocolate and get “the dirt” on soils from Arboretum soil ecologist Meghan Midgley. Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to assess the invasive species issues at a site, and set priorities for efficiently and effectively managing invasive species in this engaging online class through The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Digitally explore the intricacies of the prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Register now: for class starting Thursday, March 28, 2019. Registration opens February 19, 2019: for class starting June 26, 2019.
Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Join botanist Chris Benda for a guided tour of the fens of Illinois. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Friday, August 3, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants you’re likely to encounter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Complete your National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S219 Ignition Operations training and take the next step towards NWCG Firing Boss certification at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Online component begins: Thursday, April 12, 2018. In person component: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday April 16, 17 and 18, 2018, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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