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Natural Areas Conservation Training N-ACT Program

Course List

  • Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials become available. Sunday, Aug 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: In person session meets
  • Digitally explore the intricacies of the prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, June 8, 2020, or Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials available
  • 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 Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online course becomes available. Saturday, September 19, 2020: Meet in-person, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this online-only class from The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections are available: Thursday, June 11:Tuesday, July 14:Tuesday, August 11, or Monday, September 21, 2020, noon: Online materials available
  • Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats. Remnant and restored natural areas act as reservoirs for plant, animal, and insect diversity. Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020: Online materials become available. Sunday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2020 at Lake in the Hills Fen and Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Conservation area, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats. Join us as we visit a variety of managed ecosystems in the Chicagoland area to discuss current conservation challenges and strategies with site managers and volunteer stewards. Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020: Online materials become available and Two Sundays, Sept 27 and October 4, 2020. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in-person.
  • Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment. Wednesday, September 23, 2020: Online materials become available. Thursday, September 30, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.: live webinar via Zoom
  • Learn to call plants by their botanical names and discover their fascinating origins in this “at your own pace" online class. Tuesday, June 23, or Wednesday, July 22, or Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Online course available at noon.