Youth Education Events

Citizens for Conservation offers nature explorations at Flint Creek Savanna and other Barrington nature preserves designed for ages 4-18. A nominal fee for materials and preparation is requested.

All events begin at CFC headquarters, 459 W. Hwy. 22, Barrington, IL.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call CFC at 847-382-7283 or email [email protected].

July 14 – Seining the Creeks of Illinois Ages 6-18. 1-4 p.m.

Put on your wading shoes and help us scoop up fish, frogs, crayfish and other aquatic creatures in large nets. Observe snails, mussels, water insects and much more to learn what makes healthy water ecosystems. *Parents must accompany children under age 12.

July 28- Night Creatures: Moths and More Ages 6-14. 8-10 p.m.

Join our local entomologist as he uses special lights to attract moths we can view up close. Search for bats, owls and other night insects. *Adults welcome. No fee in celebration of International Moth Week!

August 11- Butterflies on the Prairie Ages 6-14. 1-4 p.m.

Take a walk at Flint Creek Savanna to find butterflies and caterpillars. Get up-close looks at Monarchs in our butterfly tent!