Adult Programs

Tree Invaders: Citizen Science Monitoring for Invasive Species (in person)

Make the most out of Tree Check Month this year at The Morton Arboretum to learn more about the pests and diseases that threaten trees.

Content Detail

Make the most out of Tree Check Month this year at The Morton Arboretum to learn more about the pests and diseases that threaten our trees. Dive deep into the history of the pesky emerald ash borer, Dutch elm disease, and explore strategies to prevent new pests while discovering the importance of diversity. Explore the citizen science tools and lessons for 3rd through 5th grade that can help you and your classroom prevent your schoolyard, backyard, and neighborhood trees from being invaded.

Notes:

  • Limited to 20 participants.
  • Registration includes access to the Arboretum grounds and handouts.
  • Lunch is not included; participants must bring their own brown bag lunch; there is no facility to purchase lunch where the workshop will take place. Participants should come prepared to spend some time outdoors and should dress appropriately.

Recommended audience: 3rd through 5th grade
Continuing education: 5.5 hours (5.5 CPDHs)

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