Adult Opportunities

Introduction to Ecological Restoration

Discover the principles and practices of ecosystem restoration.

Content Detail

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, consider examples in concept and practice, and discuss the implications of this work.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Spencer Campbell, plant clinic manager, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 16 and older

Course number: W100


Spencer Campbell, plant clinic manager, The Morton Arboretum

Spencer Campbell is dedicated to inspiring people to develop a deeper connection with the natural world. His horticultural and natural areas management experience guides his work in The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic, a service to educate professionals and the public about how to select, care for, and protect plants. He leads classes, workshops, seminars, and public presentations about gardening techniques, ecological restoration, climate change, and wilderness conservation. His teaching philosophy is that true knowledge of the natural world is best acquired by immersing oneself in the company of the plants and the animals.

What to Know

This program meets indoors and outdoors.

Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

Bring materials for taking notes outdoors, a beverage, and a snack.

Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and plan to walk more than a mile on uneven terrain.

Program Schedule

This program meets the following two times.

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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