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Adult Programs

Introduction to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program (on demand)

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Access a free orientation to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program in ecological restoration. The N-ACT Program is a series of conservation training courses to help you conserve the natural habitats in your community. These courses are a mix of online and hands-on nature conservation training.

In this introductory class, you will learn how you can get started with the N-ACT Program and volunteer to help make a difference in the woodlands, prairies, and wetlands in your community and at the Morton Arboretum.

In this online class, the self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace.

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.
  • There will not be an instructor online with you.

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  • This class is held entirely online and is available within one hour of registration.
  • The online materials will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Materials can be completed at your own pace.
  • Participants will have access to online materials for 60 days after the course start date.

System requirements

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


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