Children & Youth Education

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 2016



4th grade prairie trip

photo by Diane Bodkin

February 13: Great Backyard Birdcount

April 9: Astronomy Adventures

May 7 : Mother's Day Wildflowers Tour at Bakers Lake

June 6-10: Beginning Camp (Ages 4-6)

June 13-17: Junior Naturalists Camp (Ages 7-10)

July 9: Seining the Creeks of Illinois



Tree hugger

August 6: Butterflies on the Prairie

September: District 220 4th grade field trips

October 16: Acorns to Oaks

November 12: Reptiles and Amphibians


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.