2019 Events

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February

February 12 -The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction

Glen Ellyn Garden Club 

6:30-8 pm

Faith Lutheran Church

41 North Park Blvd

Glen Ellyn, IL

Book signing follows

Free and open to the public; no registration required

February 16 --Stained Glass Stories

The Morton Arboretum

10:30am-noon, Founders Room

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Register Here

February 20--Don't Talk Like a Scientist

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

1:30-3:10 pm

Middleton, WI


Conference Registration Here

February 21&28--History of Wilderness in America

Two consecutive Thursday evenings

6:30-9 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Register Here

February 23--Wild Things Conference

The Tallgrass Prairie: Grocery Store, Apothecary, and Love Shop

11:15am-noon

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Rosemont, IL

Free with conference registration

Conference registration here
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February 26--Nature Writing

Discover your writing potential in this blend of online and three in-person evening classes. See website for all dates (through April 2)

Register Here

March

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March 2--Dragonfly Monitoring Workshop

Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.

Nachusa Grasslands

Franklin Grove, Illinois


Open to new or experienced dragonfly monitors, stewards, or members of the public interested in knowing more about dragonfly monitoring. Free, but you must pre-register by February 25: Email phrelanzer@aol.com and details will be sent to you.


March 8--Dragonfly Monitoring Workshop

Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Open to new or experienced dragonfly monitors only. You must pre-register by emailing Cindy by February 25 at phrelanzer@aol.com. Details will be sent by e-mail.

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March 13--Dragonflies and Damselflies--Frequent Flyers of the Garden

Pleasantdale Garden Club

Burr Ridge, IL


(closed event)

March 22--Dragonflies and Damselflies: Frequent Flyers of the Garden

Lombard Garden Club

Lombard, IL


(closed event)

March 27--Tallgrass Prairie Ecology Online

The Morton Arboretum

Online course (available to work at your own pace over 60 days)


Register Here

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April

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April 1--Dragonflies and Damselflies: Frequent Flyers of the Garden

LaGrange Garden Club

LaGrange, IL


(closed event)

April 18--Spring Woodland Wildflowers

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL


Learn stories and ID tips of spring woodland wildflowers.

Click to Register Here

Prairie Lights Bookstore

Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit

Time TBA (evening event)

Iowa City, IA

Talk and booksigning with co/author Thomas Dean

Free and open to the public


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April 23-Frequent Flyers of the Garden: Dragonflies and Damselflies

7:30 p.m.

Villa Park Garden Club

320 East Wildwood Street

Villa Park, IL


Free and open to the public!

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April 26--Spring Wildflowers

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Learn stories and ID tips for spring woodland wildflowers.

Click to Register Here

April 27-Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies

360 Blue Financial Strategies

Saturday, 11 a.m.

Oak Brook Terrace, IL

(closed event)


May

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May 4-- Spring Wildflowers of Woods and Prairie

Discover wildflower stories and ID tips for woodland, savanna, and prairie wildflowers.

Click to Register Here

May 13--Prairie Ethnobotany

7 p.m.

Wild Ones Native Plant Chapter

Normal, IL

Open to the public (Free)

May 16 & May 23--Cultural History of the Tallgrass Prairie

Two evenings 6:30-9 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Discover the history and ethnobotany of the tallgrass prairie, and explore how people have viewed it over time.

Click to Register Here

June

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June 9--Stories from the Tallgrass Prairie

Ikebana Ohara Teachers Association

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL


(closed event)

June 14--Dragonfly and Damselfly ID

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Click to Register Here
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June 20-Prairie Ethnobotany

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Wild Ones Rock Valley Chapter

Rockford, IL

Free and open to the public

June 21-Tallgrass Conversations

Northern Kane Book Club

Friday, 6 p.m.

Elgin, IL

(closed event)

June 26-Prairie Ecology Online

Offered through The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Learn more about the history, ecology, and restoration of the tallgrass prairie through this interactive online class. Work at your own pace.


Click to Register Here
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June 27-Dragonflies and Damselflies

Children's Garden Training

(closed event for staff)

August

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August 2-Prairie Ethnobotany

Friday a.m. (Time TBA)

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL


Registration Coming Soon

August 19-22 --NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop

Earn your certified interpretive guide credential from the National Association for Interpretation.

Monday-Thursday

8am-5 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Registration Coming Soon

August 29--Tallgrass Conversations

7-8:30 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Lecture and booksigning for "Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit"  on the Schulenberg Prairie

Registration Coming Soon

September

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September 4--Tallgrass Prairie Ecology Online

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Learn more about the history, ecology, and restoration of the tallgrass prairie through this interactive online class. Work at your own pace.

Registration Coming Soon

September 14--Prairie Habitats and Their WildLife

Morning, Time TBA

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Split between classroom work and field time, you'll discover the amazing community of the tallgrass prairie; its insects, mammals, amphibians, birds, and more!

Registration Coming Soon

October

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October 11--Frequent Flyers of the Garden: Dragonflies And Damselflies

Cress Creek Garden Club

Naperville, IL

(closed event)





Need a speaker or  adult natural history instructor for your event or class? Contact Cindy for speaking fees and availability at phrelanzer@gmail.com