Illinois

Field Trips and Events

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


Ongoing Special Events


  • 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


  • Connect With Nature

    These events will occur at natural areas across the state.
    May 23, 2016 - October 31, 2016

    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


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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