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Join The Nature Conservancy in Illinois for an Event or Field Trip!
Check back often for an updated listing of Field Trips and Events!
Ongoing Special Events
May 05, 2017
Begin your day surrounded by nature while you observe birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Jeff Walk, director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, will guide you as you learn more about both birds and plants native to the Prairie State. ... Learn more
June 14, 2017
Meet Conservancy experts in the Lurie Garden to learn more about pollinators! Our team will identify bees, butterflies, and other insects and explain the important role they play in our parks, our gardens, and beyond. The event is free and open to the public. Please ... Learn more
Location: Chicago, Peoria and Springfield
April 22, 2017
The Nature Conservancy supports the mission of the upcoming March for Science as it champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. The goal of the march is to unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call f... Learn more
These events will occur at natural areas across the state.
March 01, 2017 - January 01, 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