Field Trips and Events

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Ongoing Special Events

  • Autumn on the Prairie

    Nachusa Grasslands
    September 15, 2018

    Join us for the annual Autumn on the Prairie Festival! The all-day event includes "Look for Bison" tours, guided hikes, food sales, live raptors, nature exhibits, children's activities, music, artists, local vendors, and more. Come join us—the ... Learn more

  • Illinois Bicentennial:  Discover Wild Places and Open Spaces!

    Happening at natural areas across the state
    January 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    As Illinois celebrates its bicentennial, we are proud to work with the Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) to help Illinoisans discover wild places and open spaces! The PSCC is state-wide coalition of over 40 land trusts and together we are helping to promote... Learn more

  • Pollinator Walk

    The Lurie Garden
    August 17, 2018

    Want to learn more about the pollinators who call Chicago home? Join our scientists in the Lurie Garden 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, whe... Learn more

  • Connect With Nature

    These events will occur at natural areas across the state.
    January 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    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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