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  Lucas Allen  9/7/2022 4:13:00 PM  

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Joliet Jr. College, Morton Arboretum, and District 2 FCAE are proud to welcome your students to participate in the 2022 Urban Forestry Career Development Event!

Find details about the event below and on this event website. If you will be bringing non-ag students (students who are not in the IL AgEd roster system) register them on this form.

If you have questions, please contact Luke Allen directly. 

This event will be held rain or shine, please plan accordingly.



2022 Chicago Area Urban Forestry Career Development Event

Joliet Jr. College, Morton Arboretum, and District 2 FCAE invite you to participate in the Urban Forestry Career Development Event on September 23, 2022.  This is an invitational event so all schools offering courses in Agricultural Education, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, Horticulture, and Botany are welcome to participate.  The event has been designed for a teacher to have all students in a course participate, not just selected students. Feel free to use it as an assessment!

Format: The event will be conducted IN PERSON.

You are free to arrive anytime, but we will start the contest at 10:00 am SHARP. We plan to conclude around 12:30. Lunch will not be provided, it will be on your own.

Inclusion & Accommodation Statement: We value all learners. If you have a student who needs accommodations, please contact organizer Luke Allen to discuss.


Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to participate.


  • Pre-registration is required for planning purposes.
  • This is an individual contest, teams will not be identified.  Top 4 students scores create the school score for ranking purposes. 
  • Teachers/Chaperones are expected to assist in grading the tests/identifications.


Day of Event Contact: Luke Allen, cell 815-530-2065

Location: Morton Arboretum, Cudahy Hall. 

RSVP ASAP (deadline 9/20/22, 11:59pm) with student names:

  •  Non-Agriculture teachers: submit RSVP HERE.  
  • Agriculture Teachers: Register through the ILAgEd website.


Simple calculators may be used.  

Students should bring a clipboard and pencils.

No smart watches, headsets/earbuds, or smart phones are allowed during the event.  This is expected to be an individual event, there is no team component.

Event will be held rain or shine- have your students prepare accordingly.


Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: 815-530-2065
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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