Youth & Young Adult Learning Experiences

Junior naturalist examining flower

photo by Diane Bodkin

Citizens for Conservation offers nature-based programs designed to educate children ages four and older in the greater Barrington area to discover their role in "saving living space for living things."  We offer children from pre-school through sixth grade, along with their parents, the opportunity to learn about the natural world at home with the Junior Naturalist Home Education Series. Click here to read more about Junior Naturalists.

Program Dates for 2017


4th grade prairie trip

photo by Diane Bodkin

February 19: Great Backyard Birdcount

March 11: Bird Refuge Visit

April 17-29 : Earth Day Celebrations

April 29: Landscape Photography

May 6: Astronomy Class

May 20: Wildlife Photography

May 27: Seining Illinois Creeks

June 12-16: Beginning Naturalists Camp

June 19-23: Junior Naturalists Camp

July 8: Seining Illinois Creeks

Tree hugger

July 22: Discovering Night Creatures

August 6: Butterflies on the Prairie

September *: 3rd Graders on the Prairie

September 23: Natural Dyes/Tie-Dye

October 15: Acorns to Oaks




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Click here to register for any Youth-Ed class.

For class details call 847-382-SAVE (7283) or email us at [email protected]

Citizens for Conservation is located at 459 West Highway 22, Barrington, IL 60010-across from Good Shepherd Hospital.

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