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Woodland Ecology (Online Only)

Schedule and location

Winter 2021

Please note: Early online registration is open Nov 24-30 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members December 1. 

(available for 60 days)

  • Section A: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021, noon (Central time): Access self-paced materials online.  Register now
  • Section B: Thursday, Feb 18, 2021, noon (Central time): Access self-paced materials online.  Register now
  • Section C: Thursday, March 18, noon (Central time): Access self-paced materials online.  Register now

Fees and registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 guest

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems. Woodlands and savannas once covered vast stretches of the Great Lakes region. Today, these ecosystems are threatened by encroaching development, invasive species, and pollution. Discuss the principles of woodland ecology underlying restoration practice, learn about sites that represent different stages of restoration, and explore the controversies surrounding management of these systems in an engaging online course.

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 just after noon on the day the course begins. 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.
  • The course will take approximately 4 hours to complete. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • There will not be an instructor online with you.

Course number

W302

Course details

Notes:

  • Registration closes at 7:00 a.m. (Central time) on the day the online materials are released.
  • The course is held entirely online.
  • The online materials will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
  • Participants will have access to online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Limit 50

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.

Continuing education: This class fulfills the Restoration Ecology elective of the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.)

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Woodland Ecology (Online Only)