2020 Summer Interships – Application Opens

CFC is currently accepting applications for our 2020 summer intern program. This popular internship is a 10-week paid program for college students, in the environmental sciences, and one week paid program for high school students. Each program provides hands-on experience in restoration management methods and techniques. Many interns have gone on to successful careers in environmental fields. More info and …

10/26 Training – Audubon Bird Count

Recent articles reported that bird populations in North America have decreased by 3 billion birds, 29%, since 1970. How do we know this? Thanks to decades of volunteer citizen scientist birders doing annual coordinated bird counts. Bird populations shifts are an indication of the health of ecosystems and impacts on nature over time. Check out the shift of your favorite …

Live Owl Presentation 10/1

Mark Your Calendar! On Tuesday, October 1st at 7 pm Mark Spreyer will present live owls and other raptors at the Garlands in Barrington. Learn about these amazing birds and Mark’s work at Stillman Nature Center. Program is free to the public Sponsored By: Field and Flower Garden Club, Citizens for Conservation, and South Barrington Garden Club

Can you help?– it’s 4th Graders on the Prairie time!

Volunteer opportunities to help youth discover the wonder of nature around them. Want to help develop future stewards to help nature? Can you share 2 hours to help with this unique experience? You can make a difference and volunteer. Sign up by 9/2 to help. Contact: 847-381-5760 or [email protected] See info below. This program is an award-winning collaboration between Barrington …

Moth Week – Survey Night Insects

Join in the fun and learning as local Entomologist Rich Teper draws in the night’s flying moths and insects. He will use a moth sheet and special light to attach the moths and then identify and share information about each species. Unique experience, fun and learning for all ages. Please register by calling 847-382-7283 or email [email protected] Lcation: CFC, 459 …

Seeking bluebird monitors

CFC is looking for bluebird monitors for the 2019 spring and summer seasons. Nest monitoring is a really fun and productive spring and summer activity. It takes little time, just a bit more than an hour, once weekly. This is a good way to see how a restored prairie changes from week to week. The diversity of CFC’s Spring Creek …

Incredible bats program – October 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Incredible bats Join us to learn more about the environmental services our native bats perform. What makes bats incredible? They are the masters of the night and possess several unique abilities. Bats are the world’s only true flying mammals. They are capable of using echolocation. Bats eat garden and crop pests and lower the risk of West Nile virus by consuming thousands of …

Watersheds Partnership Program – Creating Riparian Landscapes – July 10 from 10 until noon

But What Will the Neighbors Think? Creating Riparian Landscapes That Are Easy on the Eye and Great for the Environment! Speaker: Bob Kirschner, Curator of Aquatic Plant & Urban Lake Studies and Director of Restoration Ecology, Chicago Botanic Garden. The program will begin at 10:00 AM at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington. This program is sponsored …

April 14 Community Ed program – The Value of Ants

Saturday, April 14, 2018  The Value of Ants — Living With and Loving Them Sean Menke, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College In this new topic for Community Ed programs, Dr. Menke will discuss the role of ants in the landscape and in your yard! Learn to appreciate their essential functions in healthy ecosystems. Program begins at 10:00 …