Remnant and restored natural areas act as reservoirs for plant, animal, and insect diversity. In this class you will visit a variety of managed ecosystems in the Chicago area to discuss current conservation challenges and strategies with site managers and volunteer stewards. You’ll learn principles and practices that will help you manage critical habitats wherever you are working.
The online component of this class is self-guided and can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace. Online assignments are due before the in-person sessions. Two in-person sessions of the class will meet outdoors at sites of regional restoration interest to explore those natural areas as case studies.
This program includes a self-paced component and two in-person sessions.
Instructor: Spencer Campbell, program coordinator, collections volunteers, 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 class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.)
Age: 16 and older