Adult Programs

ACCA Plant-Animal Interactions

Plant-Animal Interactions is the study of the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals.

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Plant-Animal Interactions is the study of the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals. The basic interactions between plants and animals (herbivory, pollination, and seed dispersal) will be studied by observing the natural history, conducting experiments, investigating the theory, and discussing current scientific literature.

This course will take place both online and in person, and will include live (synchronous) class sessions with your instructor via Zoom web conferencing, in-person sessions at the Arboretum and at local sites of interest, and self-paced (asynchronous) learning supported through our class website at treelearning.mortonarb.org.

  • Tuesdays, September 6-November 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Attend Live sessions online.
  • Three Thursdays: September 15, September 29, and October 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.: in-person classes at the Arboretum or other sites of interest
  • Five Saturdays: September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 5, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: in-person classes at the Arboretum or other sites of interest. (Note: September 24 will be held offsite; October 8 will be held at the Prairie Visitor Station).

Course Contact:

Megan Dunning, Ph.D., manager of adult learning programs mdunning@mortonarb.org and Arboretum Staff

Prerequisite:

General Biology and one of: Botany, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, or Zoology

Credit:

4 semester hours (or equivalent), upper-division undergraduate

Registration:

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at The Morton Arboretum  (Registrar-ed@mortonarb.org or 630-719-2468, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) AND your advisor at the institution of higher education from which you wish to receive credit.

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