Adult Programs

Basic Plant ID (on demand)

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants in this online, self-paced class.

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Get the botany basics you need to identify plants in this online, self-paced class. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. 

From the comfort of your home or office, use self-paced online learning modules to learn about plant identification anytime. Slides narrated by an Arboretum plant expert and interactive, no-pressure quizzes will help you learn the vocabulary to name plants and describe their structures and life histories. 

How self-paced online classes work:

  • To access the class, you will log into TreeLearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Instructions for accessing TreeLearning will be sent to registrants by email from treelearning@mortonarb.org following registration. You have access to the course for 60 days and can complete the materials anytime.
  • Complete the self-paced e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding. 
  • The course will take approximately 90 minutes. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • Your instructor will not be online with you. 

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  • This class is held entirely online. Access is available within one hour of registration.
  • The online materials will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 
  • Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Registration closes five hours before online materials are released. Limit 50.

Requirements

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

Continuing education

  • This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training  Program. Learn more about N-ACT.
  • Two Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). 

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