Learn how communities and land managers are using ecological restoration to help woodlands, wetlands, and prairies thrive in the future, and how you can help. Ecological restoration is a process for recovering forests, grasslands, and other ecosystems that have been degraded. Engage with experts in natural resource conservation and fellow participants and volunteers to challenge your assumptions and have conversations about ecological restoration. Explore what we mean when we say ecological restoration, view examples in concept and practice, and discuss the implications of this work.
This program includes an online component you will complete on your own, and two in-person field sessions at The Morton Arboretum.
Instructor: Kurt Dreisilker, head of natural resources and collections horticulture, The Morton Arboretum
Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Continuing Education: This program fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. Learn more about N-ACT.
Age: 16 and older