Adult Programs

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

Content Detail

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 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.

Course number: W001-OD

What to Know

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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