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Register NOW! Principles and Practice of Ecological Restoration


Here at Oakton, we are thrilled about our new Environmental Studies Concentration and the academic growth, hands-on experiences, and broadened horizons it will bring to our students and our campus. This spring, we are excited to share a brand new course: Principles and Practice of Ecological Restoration (Listed in the catalog as: Topics in Biology: Principles and Practice of Ecological Restoration – 31773 – BIO 290 – 001).

This immersive and hands-on course will educate students on the history and importance of ecological restoration practices and allow them to put classroom knowledge to the test with hands-on restoration projects on campus. This is excellent training for individuals who may be interested in careers related to ecology, restoration, natural resources, forestry, environmental science, or related work areas. However, it is also a great experience for anyone who cares about the natural world and wants to spend time learning about and protecting our local wild spaces.

Held on Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 6:10pm on our Des Plaines Campus, the 3-credit course runs September 19 through December 12. If you are not currently an Oakton student, but would like to sign up for this class, we invite you to apply for admission now!



Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

2 thoughts on “Register NOW! Principles and Practice of Ecological Restoration

  1. Although I understand, I have a Masters degree in Education and just completed the Master Naturalist program from UIC and I have no intention of applying for admission at Oakton to take the course on Ecological Restoration. If this can be waived, I am happy to attend. If not, I will not. I do not want/need any credit.


    • Hi there Roberta, congratulations on your Master Naturalist completion! Right now, the only way to be involved in the Ecological Restoration course here at Oakton is to apply to College and register for the class. We cannot have individuals simply join to participate/observe. However, we do sometimes have restoration workdays here on campus that are open to the public. Those will be posted on this site as they arise. Thanks for your interest and best of luck as you continue your career!


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