Children & Youth Education

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 2015

February 14 Great Backyard Bird Countkids_binoc1

Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover  Road, Barrington, IL 60010

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual international event that connects bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are all across the world.
Bring your binoculars!
We will discuss how to identify birds and view pictures of most common birds to see in winter, observe birds at feeders, hike a trail while counting birds, and head indoors to compile our data. Each child will receive  Audubon Adventures Magazine which are provided by Prairie Woods Audubon. This class is open to children ages 4 and older.
Parents are welcome to attend. CFC members are free. Non-members pay $5.00 for the first child and $1.00 for each additional child.
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Conservation.  Class size is limited to 30 children, so please register early!
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE February 8.   Click here to register.
Please call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283) or email  [email protected] with any questions.

More details on the following coming soon!

April 4 Take a Look at the Sun

May 9 Mothers’ Wildflower Tour

June 8-12 Beginning Naturalists Camp

June 13  Seiningseining

August 1 Butterflies on the Prairie

September: District 220 4th grade field trips

October 17 Festival of the Oaks

November 7 Raptors-Birds of Prey

Click here to register for any Youth-Ed class.

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

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