Forest Therapy Guide Training at Morton Aboretum:
May 13 - 20 2017
About Morton Arboretum
We at The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs are excited to return to Morton Arboretum for our second Forest Therapy Guide training at this beautiful location. Our training team will be led by M. Amos Clifford, Founder and Director of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. He will be joined by Brenda Spitzer, a Certified Forest Therapy Guide who guides walks at Morton Arboretum.
Photos from the May 2015 Training at Morton Arboretum
When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through scientific study, conservation, education, and outreach.
The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, the Arboretum is planned and planted to nurture and display trees and shrubs in environments conducive to their growth.
The Arboretum offers extensive educational programming for all ages; conducts leading research on tree health and tree improvement; breeds and introduces hardy and disease-resistant trees and shrubs for distribution throughout the Midwest; and presents nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.
Also on the grounds are the Visitor Center and Plant Clinic, The Arboretum Store, Ginkgo Restaurant and Café, four-acre Children’s Garden, one-acre Maze Garden, an environmentally-friendly parking lot, and a paved walking trail around restored Meadow Lake.
Tuition for Forest Therapy Guide Training at Morton Arboretum: An important note
Please note that if you join as a member tuition is $3210; for non-members it is $3776. An annual membership can be purchased for as little as $90. It pays to join before enrolling in this course! More information about membership here: http://www.mortonarb.org/join-today
Start: 2:00 pm on May 13, ending 5 pm
Daily Schedule: 9 am - 5 pm, 1 hr. lunch
Evening Meetings: May 14 and May 16
End: 4:00 pm on May 20
There are many lodging options. Search for hotels and B&B in Lisle, IL and the surrounding towns.
Lunches are available on-site at the Morton Arboretum cafe, which has a variety of healthful choices.