Field Trips and Events

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Check back often for an updated listing of Field Trips and Events!

Ongoing Special Events

  • Connect With Nature

    These events will occur at natural areas across the state.
    October 01, 2016 - March 01, 2017

    As part of our mission to connect people to nature, the Conservancy supports volunteer stewardship beyond our preserve borders.  For over 35 years, we have provided leadership to the Volunteer Stewardship Network and we have formal partnerships with the Chica... Learn more

  • Be a Big Marsh Trailblazer!

    Park No. 564 (Big Marsh)
    111th & Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL
    October 08, 2016

    Join us to lay the first woodchip hiking trail at Chicago’s newest and largest natural area, and to explore the site on a group nature walk! Snacks and tools will be provided. Please dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. All participants will be r... Learn more

  • Fall Marram Grass Planting at Loyola Park & Helen Doria Beach

    Loyola Park & Helen Doria Beach
    October 29, 2016

    Join fellow volunteers to help us plant 16,000 marram grass stolons to enhance the lakefront! Your hands and our plants will help protect our lakefront from erosion and keep walking trails free from sand drift! For more information, or to sign up, email forrest.corte... Learn more

  • Autumn on the Prairie

    Nachusa Grasslands, 2075 S Lowden Road
    September 17, 2016

    Join us for Autumn on the Prairie at Nachusa Grasslands! The day’s activities include 40 guided tours of the prairie and savannas, educational exhibits, butterfly hikes, self–guided prairie plant exploration hikes, rides through the prairie, and an opport... Learn more

  • Guided Pollinator Walk

    Lurie Garden
    August 12, 2016

    Join Conservancy scientists in the Lurie Garden on August 12 for a chance to see and learn about the wide variety of native and non-native pollinators that thrive right here in Illinois. The walk will take place mid-day, when insects tend to be most active. We’... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Through the Volunteer Stewardship Network, you can get outside, help restore natural areas, learn more about local habitats, and meet others who share your love of nature. Learn more


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