Registration is now open for all spring 2017 courses.
The Ecological Restoration Training Cooperative has developed five online courses that each focus on specific aspects of restoration practice.
View a PDF of the online courses flyer.
You'll have the flexibility to participate in these online courses from any location with Internet access. For those of you who avoid online courses because they don't seem like a great way to learn—give these a try! We've designed these to be as interactive and as "real world" as possible. That means you'll be able to visit warm, sunny field sites even when it's 40 below. How bad can that be?
Site Assessment and Setting Restoration Goals - January 3–February 5, 2017
Designing and Using Native Seed Mixes - February 6–March 19, 2017
Monitoring Ecological Restorations - February 6–March 19, 2017
Vegetation Management for Retored Ecosystems - March 20–April 30, 2017
Designing, Installing, and Managing Native Plantings - March 20–April 30, 2017
For more detailed program information and session descriptions, visit the website.
The registration fee for each course is $375.
Certificate in Ecological Restoration
120-hour certificate program (4 out of 5 courses, Site Assessment is a required course, along with 3 of the 4 elective courses, and at least one field session).
The Ecological Restoration certificate is designed to provide early career professionals with the skills necessary to undertake the most common kinds of Midwestern restorations including revegetation of prairies, wetlands, lakeshores, forests, and savannas.
These courses were developed in partnership with staff from several Minnesota state agencies who identified a critical need to train more restoration professionals to meet the growing demand for these skills. These courses provide practical skills and knowledge to succeed at restoration.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Participants who successfully complete each course will receive 3.0 CEUs (or 30 contact hours) and a Certificate of Completion.
For Further Information
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