Introduction to Soil Science

Instructor: Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, The Morton Arboretum

Explore the world underground! Soil is the foundation of ecosystem function – an understanding of soil is essential to understanding the ecology of land habitats. The course will have sections on the principles of soil science including soil physics, biology, and chemistry. The interactions between organisms, environments, and soil will be discussed lecture and laboratory sessions. Students will have the opportunity to conduct soil experiments, review scientific papers related to this topic, as well as getting hands-on experience in soil science during field exercises.

Dates: September 17 – November 28, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Completion of additional hours of lab and field time will be required.

Location: Research Center, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

To register: 4 credits, upper-level. Please contact the Biology Department faculty at the participating A.C.C.A. institution from which you wish to receive credit.

Questions? Please contact Megan Dunning ( / 630-725-2101)